Malibu Media, LLC has filed federal copyright infringement lawsuits alleging illegal downloads of pornographic adult films for the website X-Art.com.
Your first notice of the lawsuit will probably be a letter from your internet service provider (ISP) like Comcast, Cox, Verizon or AT&T, and a subpoena from Malibu Media, LLC.
We have handled more than 900 Malibu Media cases nationwide over the past seven years, helping each client figure out the best option for their individual situation.
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Why Hire a Specialist ISP Subpoena Defense Law Firm?
Antonelli Law will:
- Reduce your anxiety about the problem
- Give clear, up to date information to help you decide what to do
- Be responsive and accessible via phone and email
- Help you resolve this problem: most cases are resolved out of court for a flat legal fee for anonymous settlements.
- Help you fight it: We are tenacious and effective lawyers in lawsuit litigation
See our most frequently asked Malibu Media questions below:
Why have I received this?
The ISP letter and Malibu Media, LLC subpoena probably relate to a federal copyright infringement lawsuit alleging that someone in the home or office illegally downloaded pornographic adult films for the website X-Art.com using file-sharing software such as BitTorrent.
Is it real?
Yes, and ignoring the subpoena will reduce your options to fight it. Typically you only have two weeks to a month to file a motion to quash or vacate the subpoena.
What are my options now?
Once you’ve received a Malibu Media subpoena, there are three options available:
- Resolve anonymously by settling (Learn more here)
- File a motion to quash before it gets to court (Learn more here)
- Prepare to fight it in court. We are experienced litigators who fight back vigorously.
We’ve helped over 900 clients across the US in their case against Malibu Media and can help you figure out the best course of action for you.
Should I anonymously settle my case with Malibu Media?
Contact us to discuss all of your options. If you’re considering settling, you may wonder whether or not it’s the right thing to do, and (if so) whether you need an attorney to do so. People choose to anonymously settle for a variety of reasons, such as just wanting to get everything dealt with as quickly as possible, or perhaps to guarantee anonymity.
Anonymously settling through Antonelli Law ensures that:
- All claims up through the settlement date (whether known or unknown) are covered.
- That means you will not be sued again by the same company for any additional supposed download activity that occurred prior to the settlement date.
- You as a ‘Subscriber’ are released, not just your IP address.
- That means you are still covered if multiple IP addresses were used in any downloading activity.
How much will it cost?
- Most Malibu Media cases are resolved out of court. We offer a reasonable Flat Fee for motions to quash, or for helping you settle and remain anonymous in many cases.
- We negotiate the best settlement possible on your behalf. We’ve successfully negotiated anonymous settlements that were lower than the original amount demanded by the movie company, and will fight to get the best financial outcome for you.
- Want to fight it? We charge an hourly fee and can explain what to expect during our free consultation.
What do I do now?
- The best thing to do is to speak with an experienced ISP Subpoena Defense Lawyer. This is a swiftly changing area of law and we continually follow the latest developments. We understand the technology so are able to better defend you; our last complex trial involved computer firewalls, sophisticated commercial networks, and a Microsoft certified expert.
- Don’t sign anything
- Don’t try to delete anything – this could make penalties worse
- Decide how you want to handle it
- Read our FAQ page if you’re still feeling confused or scared.
- Our consultations are free and we work nationwide.
If you’ve received a Malibu Media, LLC Subpoena or were served a Summons, don’t panic. We will help you solve this.
Learn the facts and speak for free, confidentially, with our experienced attorneys at 312-201-8310 or click here.
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An Overview of BitTorrent Copyright Infringement
To get an overview of this type of litigation and what you might expect to experience, click here for Jeffrey Antonelli’s article Torrent Wars, published by the Illinois State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property section.
See our motions to quash page and give us a call to speak with an attorney about filing a motion to quash the subpoena your ISP received for your account information and name.
See our should I settle? page if you are thinking about possibly settling and give us a call.
Who is Malibu Media, LLC and What Are These Lawsuits About?
Malibu Media, LLC accuses defendants of copyright infringement by using software such as BitTorrent and the internet to obtain pornographic adult films for the website X-Art.com without paying the appropriate license fee.
The Malibu Media, LLC lawsuit is one of many “free movie” download cases we see, which are sometimes called “copyright troll” lawsuits or BitTorrent lawsuits. BitTorrent is a common software people use to illegally obtain movies online.
Critics of these lawsuits say it’s about the movie company generating more revenue. The movie company says it is filing these lawsuits to stop piracy of its intellectual property.
Our Nationwide Experience With BitTorrent Copyright Lawsuits
Since 2011 we’ve been defending people targeted in BitTorrent copyright infringement lawsuits like the one filed by Malibu Media, LLC and have helped nearly 2,000 clients nationwide. We have a great deal of insight into what works and what is a waste of your time and money.
We have no desire to have you spin your wheels with legal work that does not advance your defense and only racks up lawyer fees. However, we are experienced litigators and are prepared to defend our clients vigorously. Either way, we will never put our interests ahead of your own.
We are headquartered in Illinois and have local counsel from coast to coast to help us efficiently and effectively settle and fight lawsuits in your state.
If you have received an ISP letter informing you a subpoena for your identity was received, or if you are served with a summons or waiver of service, we can help.
We understand the shock you may be feeling from receiving a notice of this action and have the experience to help you deal with this in the best way possible for you.
For immediate advice and a free initial consultation call attorney Jeffrey Antonelli at 312-201-8310, fill out our simple contact page, or email us with a request to call you back at a time that is convenient for you. Attorney referrals accepted.
Hiring Antonelli Law Is No More Expensive than Hiring a Local Attorney in Your State
Antonelli Law’s numerous federal court admissions, local counsel affiliations, and the nature of federal lawsuits allow us to effectively and cost-consciously represent you in your copyright infringement defense, no matter which state you live in – and no more expensively than a local attorney.
We are able to represent you in your federal case without being more expensive or more difficult to hire than hiring a local attorney because federal courts require attorneys to file their papers electronically, and often conduct hearings by telephone. This makes frequent trips to the courthouse unnecessary. Also, we do not charge for airline flights or flying travel charges. Clients pay only for the normal travel time to the courthouse any local attorney would charge.
Finally, we have affiliated local counsel in a number of states who can appear in court on an expedited basis when necessary. We will, of course, be in court personally when necessary such as non-routine hearings or a trial.
Recent Press on Antonelli Law
- “Why Are So Many People In Northern Illinois Being Sued For Downloading Porn?” Miles Bryan NPR/WBEZ quoting Jeffrey Antonelli
- “Porn Infringement Battles Keeps the Action Going for Both Sides” Anandashankar Mazumdar and Tommy Shen BNA Bloomberg
- “Movie Studio Targets Consumers For Illegal Downloads”
Chicago NBC 5 television interview of Jeffrey Antonelli
- Why It’s Getting Harder to Sue Illegal Movie Downloaders MotherJones, quoting Jeffrey Antonelli
Our Legal Services
We offer a reasonable Flat Fee for motions to quash, helping you settle and remain anonymous in many cases, and reasonable fees for defending you if you are named as a defendant in a copyright infringement lawsuit.
Selected severe financial hardship cases are handled on a reduced or pro bono basis. We accept attorney referrals and clients for Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Florida, and other states’ federal file-sharing cases. This is a swiftly changing area of law and we continually follow the latest developments.
Antonelli Law Ltd. provides advice based on years of solid litigation experience representing consumers and businesses and concentrates on representing people accused of BitTorrent copyright infringement. You need serious legal advice for your copyright troll defense – not from a firm who can only try to negotiate a settlement but has little or no actual litigation experience. Our last complex trial involved computer firewalls, sophisticated commercial networks, and a Microsoft certified expert. We have the credentials to back up our advice and settlement postures, and the other side knows it.
The Latest Malibu Media Case Updates
September 2018 145 New Malibu Media Subpoenas Added
- Connecticut: 4
- Illinois: 18
- Maryland: 8
- Michigan: 26
- New Jersey: 28
- New York: 27
- Pennsylvania: 11
- Texas: 16
- Virginia: 7
August 2018 88 New Malibu Media Subpoenas Added
- Connecticut: 6
- Illinois: 12
- Maryland: 10
- Michigan 32
- New Jersey: 17
- Pennsylvania: 4
- Virginia: 7
July 2018: 106 New Malibu Media Subpoenas Added
- Connecticut: 9
- Illinois: 17
- Maryland: 10
- Michigan: 9
- New York: 10
- Pennsylvania: 27
- Texas: 17
- Virginia: 7
June 2018: 145 New Malibu Media Subpoenas Added
- Connecticut: 13
- District of Columbia: 2
- Illinois: 18
- Maryland: 11
- Michigan: 15
- New Jersey: 36
- New York: 10
- Pennsylvania: 15
- Texas: 24
- Virginia: 1
May 2018: 92 New Malibu Media Subpoenas Added
- Connecticut: 13 new cases
- Illinois: 15 new cases
- Michigan: 15 new cases
- New York: 11 new cases
- Pennsylvania: 7 new cases
- Texas: 17 new cases
- Virginia: 11 new cases
- Washington: 3 new cases
April 2018: 160 New Malibu Media Subpoenas Added
- Connecticut District Court: 16 new cases
- District of Columbia Court: 3 new cases
- Illinois Northern District Court: 33 new cases
- Maryland District Court: 15 new cases
- Michigan Eastern District Court: 13 new cases
- New Jersey District Court: 19 new cases
- New York Southern District Court: 12 new cases
- Pennsylvania Eastern District Court: 18 new cases
- Pennsylvania Middle District Court: 10 new cases
- Texas Southern District Court: 10 new cases
- Virginia Eastern District Court: 11 new cases
March 2018: 103 New Malibu Media Subpoenas Added
- Connecticut District Court: 2 new cases
- District of Columbia Court: 7 new cases
- Illinois Northern District Court: 15 new cases
- Maryland District Court: 9 new cases
- Michigan Eastern District Court: 7 new cases
- Michigan Western District Court: 8 new cases
- New Jersey District Court: 14 new cases
- New York Southern District Court: 14 new cases
- Pennsylvania Eastern District Court: 7 new cases
- Pennsylvania Middle District Court: 5 new cases
- Texas Southern District Court: 4 new cases
- Virginia Eastern District Court: 11 new cases