New Albany, IN -Copyright lawyers for First Time Videos LLC of Nevada filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in the Southern District of Indianaalleging 18 Indiana John Does, whose names and addresses are unknown, infringed the copyrighted work “FTV – TIFFANY” which has been registered by the US Copyright Office.
First Time Videos is an adult entertainment company that produced the video at issue. The complaint alleges that the 18 individuals have unlawfully reproduced and/or distributed the copyrighted video using the BitTorrent “distribution protocol”. The complaint states that the plaintiff has the Internet Protocol address (“IP address”) of these 18 individuals and will learn their identities during discovery. First Time Videos has made claims of copyright infringement and civil conspiracy. The complaint seeks an order impounding all copies of the video, damages, and litigation expenses.
Practice Tip: This is the third lawsuit filed in the Southern District of Indiana alleging copyright infringement of an adult video using the BitTorrent program. Indiana Intellectual Property Law News has reported here on the Boy Racer case and the Hard Drive Productions case. All three lawsuits have been filed by Chicago law firm Steele Hansmeier.
Further Information about the case is as follows:
Filed: June 14, 2011 as 4:2011cv00069 Updated: June 15, 2011 06:35:55
Plaintiff: FIRST TIME VIDEOS, LLC
Defendant: DOES 1-18
Presiding Judge:Sarah Evans Barker
Referring Judge:Tim A. Baker
Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement