Indiana Copyright Litigation: Two Lawsuits Allege Illegal Sharing of Movie via Internet

Indianapolis, Indiana – A copyright lawyer for Plaintiff ME2 Productions, Inc. of Carson City, Nevada filed two new lawsuits in Indiana federal court alleging copyright infringement.

As with two prior Indiana lawsuits, filed by Plaintiff’s copyright lawyer last week in the Northern District of Indiana, these complaints allege infringement by multiple unknown “Doe” Defendants. Specifically, these lawsuits assert that a “screener copy” of the movie “Mechanic: Resurrection” was leaked and distributed illegally using BitTorrent, a file-sharing protocol. These latest lawsuits were filed in the Southern District of Indiana,

Defendants in each of the two lawsuits have been sued as a group, as Plaintiff contends that the Doe Defendants participated “in a collective and interdependent manner with other Defendants via the Internet for the unlawful purpose of reproducing, exchanging, and distributing copyrighted material” that was unique to their BitTorrent swarm.

The movie, which stars Jason Statham, Jessica Alba and Tommy Lee Jones, has been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office under Registration No. PA-1-998-057.

Plaintiff seeks injunctive relief, statutory damages, costs and attorneys’ fees.

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One case was assigned to District Judge Larry J. McKinney and Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch in the Southern District of Indiana and assigned Case No. 1:16-cv-02757-LJM-DML.

Complaint by pauloverhauser on Scribd

The other case was assigned to District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt and Magistrate Judge Denise K. LaRue in the Southern District of Indiana and assigned Case No. 1:16-cv-02758-TWP-DKL.

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