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Strike 3 Strikes Again!

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jul 12, 2022

Attorney Steve® Strike 3 Defense Updates - If your IP address is on this list, call us for a free consultation at (877) 276-5084.  We are the #1 copyright defense law firm in the United States (per Unicourt.com) in terms of the number of federal litigation cases handled (over 300+ copyright litigation cases handled).  In this niche area of copyright law, there is no substitute for experience!

Strike 3 File Sharing Updates - July 2022

More lawsuits in California Central District, CAL Eastern District, Southern District of Florida, Northern District of California

Strike 3 Holdings, LLC is a pornographic film studio that produces adult films under the brands Tushy, Vixen, and Blacked. The company has filed thousands of lawsuits in the United States for copyright infringement and has been dubbed the "pornographic copyright troll". The lawsuits are typically filed against anonymous individuals who are accused of illegally downloading and sharing Strike 3's films through file-sharing platforms such as BitTorrent. In most cases, the defendants do not contest the claims and are ordered to pay a settlement of several thousand dollars (we have seen demands as high as $50,000). However, some defendants have chosen to fight back, claiming that Strike 3's lawsuits cannot be proven. The outcome of these cases will likely have a significant impact on the future of copyright law in the United States.

How many lawsuits has Strike3 filed?

Strike 3 Holdings has filed lawsuits against more than 2,000 individuals for allegedly infringing on its copyrighted material. The lawsuits, which were filed in federal court in California, alleging that the defendants used file-sharing platforms to illegally download and distribute Strike 3's content. If found liable, the defendants could be liable for significant damages. In a statement, Strike 3's CEO said that the company is "committed to protecting our intellectual property and taking action against those who violate our copyrights." He added that the lawsuits are "a necessary step to deter future infringement."

Will my information be kept confidential?

If you move quickly to settle your case anonymously, yes, typically the case will be settled without your name and address being disclosed, or your employer finding out.  In other cases, we need to disclose your information and submit evidence of financial hardship (credit card bills, student loan debt, two years' tax returns, and 6 months' bank statements).

What is a John Doe Defendant?

See our video section below.

What are the new cases?

We are seeing many new cases being filed across the country including in states like California

Cause of action alleged: 17 U.S.C. § 101 [Copyright Infringement]

Potential Damages:  Up to $150,000 per infringed video title [if "willful infringement" is proven]

Burden of Proof: is on the Plaintiff [click to see our video]

VIDEO:  Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to our EXPLODING legal channel.  Now over 35,000 subscribers and nearly 4 million video views.

Copyright Statute of Limitations: Generally three years (but there can be "tolling")

Settlements:  Depend on a wide variety of factors.  Some of it has to do with geo-location.  Typical settlements are $7,500 to $25,000 but each case is different.

CALIFORNIA EASTERN DISTRICT COPYRIGHT CASES

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 98.36.197.3 \ Case number 2:2022cv01182

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 107.208.187.77 \ Case number 2:22cv1185

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 99.120.5.122. \ Case number 2:2022cv01184

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 69.236.111.10 \ Case number 2:2022cv01178

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 24.10.82.228 \ Case number 2:2022cv01183

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 108.204.121.209 \ Case number 2:2022cv01181

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 70.229.213.93 \ Case number 2:2022cv01180

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 73.70.118.224 \ Case number 2:2022cv01179

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 73.116.215.31 \ Case number 2:2022cv01176

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CALIFORNIA CENTRAL DISTRICT COPYRIGHT CASES

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 172.250.229.129 \ Case number 2:2022cv04634

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 172.118.197.153 \ Case number 2:2022cv04634

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 24.205.188.254 \ Case number 2:2022cv04598

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 104.175.209.16 \ Case number 2:2022cv04601

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 76.171.213.99 \ Case number 2:2022cv04597

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 98.149.178.218 \ Case number 2:2022cv04604

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 76.87.155.183 \ Case number 2:2022cv04603

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 137.25.252.50 \ Case number 5:2022cv01126

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 66.215.192.221 \ Case number 5:2022cv01141

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 104.34.46.80 

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 172.248.163.204 \ Case number 5:2022cv01137

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 76.87.201.63 \ Case number 5:2022cv01143

John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 76.90.196.173 \ Case number 5:2022cv01125

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 45.50.78.112  \ Case number 8:2022cv01275

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 50.113.67.93 \ Case number 8:2022cv01276

John Doe Subscriber Assigned Ip Address 172.112.228.64 \ Case number 8:2022cv01277

CALIFORNIA NORTHERN DISTRICT STRIKE 3 COPYRIGHT FILINGS

John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 98.47.106.59 \ 3:2022cv04003

John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 172.112.228.64 \ Case number 8:2022cv01277

Should I hire an out-of-state lawyer for my Strike 3 case?

There are some Torrent law firms that claim to be "nationwide" while having no physical office in California.  We have offices in San Francisco, Santa Monica, San Diego, Newport Beach, and Phoenix, Arizona.

We are suing two such firms right now (from Illinois and Texas respectively) on another matter related to trying to lift one of my domains in a UDRP proceeding.

The problem with hiring a non-local firm is they are not in the best position to defend your case in court.  In most cases, you are involved in a federal court lawsuit in California.  It doesn't make sense to hire a firm from Illinois, Texas, New York, or Florida to help you with a case in California.  For example, what happens if the judge calls the attorney in for a personal appearance?  This can create a problem.  If you are being sued, it is best to be represented by a California copyright law firm such as ours, especially given the vast litigation experience we have, that no other firm can credibly compare with us.  Here is a screenshot from LexMachina that shows our prowess in this area.

top copyright law firms in the United States

BitTorrent Videos to know

Here are some bonus videos you can watch to get a better understanding of the Torrent Lawsuit Defense process:

1. Overview of Torrent Lawsuits: https://youtu.be/rc4OROnuWAM

2. Strike 3 Settlement Factors: https://youtu.be/hlJBuGDjGD8

3. Default vs. Default Judgment: https://youtu.be/LNsyo8Lpods

4. What is a "John Doe Defendant?": https://youtu.be/Ll-tlL1lJFA

5. Copyright infringement damages: https://youtu.be/LJxTTcDuhzs

Contact us

If you are dealing with a Strike 3 case or received a subpoena from your ISP (such as Cox, AT&T, Verizon, or others), call us for more details at (877) 276-5084.  The main law firms you may be dealing with are Jackie James firm (NY), Beik Law, and Bandlow Law Firm (CA).  You can check out our Avvo reviews here.

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