Can You Ignore Your Strike 3 Holdings Subpoena?
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Posted by anonymous
April 5, 2022
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One of the most important first things to note is that the notice from your ISP about Strike 3 Holdings is real and not a scam. You are likely about to be sued for copyright infringement in federal court.
What Happens When You Ignore A Strike 3 Holdings Subpoena?
Right now, if you have just received your notice, you are known to the court as John Doe. However, if you ignore the subpoena, your internet service provider (ISP, such as Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, etc.) will likely release your name to Strike 3 Holdings LLC’s lawyers.
Once Strike 3 Holdings LLC has your name, in almost all cases, they will amend the complaint name in the public court documents, moving 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.
Some clients let us know that they don’t mind losing their anonymity, but the downside to ignoring your Strike 3 Holdings subpoena and receiving a summons is that your options moving forward are limited, and you’ll lose some of your negotiating power.
What Are Some Options For My Strike 3 Holdings Case?
Whether or not you did it (or whether or not you think you should be penalized), you are still likely to be sued. At this point, the Strike 3 Holdings company believes you did, and the court believes they have enough evidence for the case to continue.
You now have three options available to you:
- Settle your case out of court
- File a Motion to Quash
- Fight back in court
If you do choose to settle, having an attorney experienced in these specific types of copyright infringement cases may help you negotiate a lower Strike 3 Holdings settlement amount.
We will fight for you until your case is resolved entirely and will aggressively negotiate settlement amounts for our clients.
My Strike 3 Holdings Lawsuit Is Real, Now What Do I Do?
Do not sign anything. In any given lawsuit, one should not sign paperwork without understanding fully what they are agreeing to. If one receives something in the mail from Strike 3 Holdings requiring a signature, do not sign it until you have had the chance to consult with an attorney representing you. This is so the individual knows the implications of what you’re signing.
Do not delete anything. Many defendants assume that deleting the content from their devices can help get rid of evidence that they may have downloaded Strike 3 Holding content. However, this is not the case. In fact, if one deletes their content it can end up making one’s penalties worse and appear as an admission of guilt.
Contact a defense attorney with experience in internet service provider subpoenas. Once you are sure you are being sued, you should contact someone who can help guide you through what the next steps may be. The attorneys at Antonelli Law are highly experienced with copyright infringement lawsuits like those filed by Strike 3 Holdings. We can discuss your specific case, go through your options, and help you come up with a plan of what to do next.
Whether you’re being sued in Federal Court or in Florida State Court, we can help you.
Is Being Sued By Strike 3 Holdings in Florida State Court Different?
Strike 3 Holdings has been filing federal copyright infringement cases for years, but they have recently focused their efforts in Florida State Court. The filings in Florida have been widely criticized as a violation of Florida’s “pure bill of discovery”. In the United States, copyright infringement cases are a federal matter and should be handled in a federal court.
You are still being accused of illegally downloading adult content produced by Strike 3 Holdings.
What Is Strike 3 Holdings?
Strike 3 Holdings LLC is an adult film company that produces pornographic films under the subscriptions sites of Backed, Vixen, and Tushy.
Once 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.).
Knowing both your IP address and your internet provider, Strike 3 Holdings filed a federal lawsuit for copyright infringement and asked a judge for permission to send a subpoena to your internet provider. This subpoena is requesting your name and address.