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Copyright Trolling: AF Holdings Names Another Doe

Posted in I.P. Address Suits, Interesting Cases, Open Wi-Fi, Porn Industry, WiFi Negligence

It looks like the Copyright Trolls are trying to make good on their threats to start suing individuals who refuse to settle up. Earlier, Daniel G. Ruggiero named Robert Liberatore in a suit filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Now, Ruggiero has filed another suit, also in Pennsylvania, this time against Edward Huynh. The… Continue Reading

Abrahams v. Hard Drive: Update 2

Posted in Contingent Fee, Doe Counter-Suits, I.P. Address Suits, Interesting Cases, Porn Industry

Well this is big news:  Following up on my earlier update on this case, there was a hearing today on the Abrahams v. Hard Drive case to argue Abrahams two-strike dismissal motion.  I’m not exactly sure what was said, but here is the order basically dismissing Hard Drives claims. What?!?! It was stipulated that the… Continue Reading

Abrahams v. Hard Drive Productions: Update

Posted in Doe Counter-Suits, I.P. Address Suits, Porn Industry

So Seth Abrahams is fighting back hard against Hard Drive Productions in an excellent bittorrent battle down in California. Before we go any further, it’s important to get all the cases straight. First, Hard Drive originally sued a bunch of Does (11-1567).  Then, Hard Drive dropped that case and re-filed against only one Doe (11-5634). … Continue Reading

Motion to Quash; Motion to Sever; Motion to Dismiss: What’s the Difference?

Posted in I.P. Address Suits, Motion Practice

The good folks over at FightCopyrightTrolls and DieTrollDie do a great job, probably better than anyone, at keeping everyone informed about the state of mass bittorrent litigation, frequently called copyright troll suits. One of the hottest topics, always, is what to do when you get that letter or email from your ISP telling you that… Continue Reading

Court’s Patience With Bittorrent Litigation Wearing Thin

Posted in Contingent Fee, I.P. Address Suits, Interesting Cases, Porn Industry

As both FightCopyrightTrolls and DieTrollDie have recently reported, the Courts are growing increasingly impatient with plaintiffs in mass bittorrent litigation. Orders severing the defendants are becoming commonplace, and the plaintiffs are finding those cases substantially less lucrative. First, Judge Hill  is reported to have killed many of the porn-related bittorrent suits down in Louisiana.  Effectively,… Continue Reading

Prenda Law Lawyer Gets Hammered

Posted in I.P. Address Suits, Interesting Cases

It seems like these copyright plaintiff’s lawyers for the porn industry just can’t do anything right.  Yesterday I blogged about a Federal Judge who ordered a copyright plaintiff’s lawyer to show cause why he shouldn’t be sanctioned for completely ignoring the Judge’s order.  Today, another judge drops the hammer on a different lawyer, Joseph Perea. Looks… Continue Reading

Seth Abrahams v. Hard Drive Productions heats up

Posted in Doe Counter-Suits, I.P. Address Suits, Interesting Cases, Porn Industry

This is an interesting copyright infringement case.  If you haven’t heard, this case is part of an ever-increasing battle brewing between the porn-industry copyright crusades and the getting-tired-of-it public.  Here is some background on the cases: HDP v. Does 1-118 [4:11-cv-01567] Filed Mar. 31, 2011 First, Hard Drive Productions filed another one of the many… Continue Reading

Fraserside Awarded $4 Million Against

Posted in I.P. Address Suits, Interesting Cases, Litigation Damages

Judges are clearly of two different minds when it comes to copyright infringement and culpability.  For example, consider these two recent cases that are similar on the facts, but have very different outcomes. K-Beech, Inc. v. Schreiber and Valdez, et al. In this case, K-Beech sued several people for copyright infringement of a small number… Continue Reading

What Does This Letter I Got From Comcast Mean?

Posted in I.P. Address Suits

Right now, a lot of people are getting letters from their Internet Service Providers, like Comcast, informing them of something like this: You have been identified via your assigned Internet Protocol address in <some lawsuit> for allegedly infringing <someone else’s> copyrights on the Internet by uploading and/or downloading a movie using a computer assigned the… Continue Reading