Malibu Media Sues Seventeen “John Doe” Defendants for Copyright Infringement

Indianapolis, IN – Plaintiff Malibu Media, LLC of Los Angeles, CA has sued seventeen “John Does” for copyright infringement in separate complaints filed in both the Southern District of Indiana and the Northern District of Indiana.

Paul Nicoletti, a copyright attorney, has filed seventeen nearly identical suits in Indiana federal court on behalf of Malibu Media.  The “John Does” allegedly used the BitTorrent file-sharing protocol to illegally download, copy and distribute elements of various works of copyrighted material.

We have previously blogged about Malibu Media here.  We have also blogged about some of the other copyright-infringement litigation filed by Paul Nicoletti here.

Malibu Media seeks a permanent injunction against infringing activities; an order by the court to remove infringing materials from all computers of each defendant; an award of statutory damages of $150,000 per infringed work – which would total over $1 million for many defendants – and reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.

Practice Tip: The BitTorrent protocol is a decentralized method that allows users to distribute data via the Internet, and has become an extremely popular method for unlawful copying, reproducing and distributing files in violation of the copyright laws. While the copyright infringements committed with BitTorrent once consisted mostly of music copyright violations, the adult entertainment industry has increasingly been filing suit against infringers who have used BitTorrent-based technology. 

The case number 3:13-cv-00164 has been assigned to The Honorable Chief Judge Philip P. Simon and Magistrate Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein in the Northern District of Indiana.

 The case number 3:13-cv-00163 has been assigned to The Honorable Judge Theresa Springmann and Magistrate Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein in the Northern District of Indiana.

The case number 3:13-cv-00162 has been assigned to The Honorable Chief Judge Philip P. Simon and Magistrate Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein in the Northern District of Indiana.

The case number 3:13-cv-00165 has been assigned to The Honorable Judge Robert Miller, Jr and Magistrate Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein in the Northern District of Indiana.

The case number 3:13-cv-00085 has been assigned to The Honorable Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen and Magistrate Judge Paul Cherry in the Northern District of Indiana.

 

Complaint – Malibu Media v Does 1-17-099.pdf

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