Can I Ignore My Strike 3 Holdings Subpoena?
The first thing to note is that this subpoena is real, and it is not a scam. If you are reading this, you are probably being sued for copyright infringement in federal court by Strike 3 Holdings LLC.
When you first receive the notice from your internet service provider (ISP), you are known to the court only as John Doe. Should you ignore the subpoena, your internet service provider will most likely release your name to the Strike 3 Holdings LLC Lawyers.
As soon as Strike 3 Holdings has your name, in almost all of the cases, they will amend the complaint name in the public court documents from John Doe to your name. You will then be served with a court summons.
Under no circumstances should you ever ignore a court summons.
Many of our clients do not mind losing their anonymity, but the downside to ignoring this subpoena from Strike 3 Holdings and receiving a summons, is that your option going forward can be more limited and you may lose some of your negotiating power.
Why Did I Get A Strike 3 Holdings Subpoena?
The notice from your internet service provider is to let you know that Strike 3 Holdings is seeking your personal information (your full name and address) so that they can sue you for copyright infringement.
If you have just received your notice you are still anonymous, known to the court as John Doe. Strike 3 Holdings does not know who you are yet. While you are anonymous there are possible options available to you on how you wish to proceed and handle your case.
Strike 3 Holdings Case Options
Whether or not you did it, you will still be sued. At this point, the company Strike 3 Holdings LLC believes you did and the court also believes they have enough evidence for the case to proceed.
You may have three options available to you:
- Settle your case out of court
- File a Motion to Quash
- Fight back in court
If you choose to settle, having an attorney experienced in these types of cases may help you negotiate a lower Strike 3 Holdings settlement amount. At Antonelli Law, we aggressively negotiate settlement amounts for our clients and will fight for you until your case is resolved entirely.
Who Is Strike 3 Holdings?
Strike 3 Holdings LLC is a company that produces adult pornographic films. The company’s adult films are published under the subscription sites Blacked, Vixen, and Tushy.
The company is currently filling federal lawsuits, as well as lawsuits in the state of Florida Court for copyright infringement.
If you received a notice from your Internet Service Provider (AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, etc.) and a copy of a subpoena from a company called Strike 3 Holdings, you are likely being served with a subpoena and are about to be sued.
They are likely accusing you, or someone in your home or office, of illegally downloading Strike 3 Holding’s adult films, most likely through BitTorrent sharing software.
In sum, this is a lawsuit accusing you of copyright infringement.
How Did Strike 3 Holdings Find Me?
Each internet connection will have a specific IP address, special to that connection. By using a variety of methods and technology, Strike 3 Holdings was allegedly able to track illegal downloads of their content to your IP address. As soon as Strike 3 Holdings has your IP address, they can do a ‘reverse lookup’ and figure out who provides the internet to your home (Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Cox, etc.).
By knowing both your IP address and your specific internet provider, the company can file a federal lawsuit for copyright infringement. They can ask a judge for permission to send a subpoena to your internet provider, requesting your name and your address.
The notice you received is from your Internet Provider letting you know that your personal information is being requested. Before your provider releases your information, they will send the subpoena notification to you.
Again, when you receive this notification, you are still anonymous. The court and Strike 3 Holdings still know you as ‘John Doe’. Typically, you have around 30 days to decide how you want to handle your case. Once again, the longer you wait, the fewer options you’ll have.