Why Am I Being Sued By Strike 3 Holdings?
Being sued by Strike 3 Holdings LLC? Strike 3 Holdings has filed copyright infringement lawsuits alleging illegal downloads of their adult films. These can be from their subscription sites produced by Blacked, Tushy, and Vixen. One may feel the aim of Strike 3 Holdings LLC is to shock and embarrass individuals into paying a substantial settlement amount on their terms. At Antonelli Law, we can help you figure out the best course of action for your specific case.
Antonelli Law is America’s most experienced BitTorrent copyright defense law firm, serving clients nationwide. We’ll help you resolve this problem as quickly and discreetly as possible.
What To Do When Sued By Strike 3 Holdings
The first thing to note is that this subpoena is real, and it is not a scam. You are being sued for copyright infringement in federal court or in Florida state court. Currently, you are known to the court as John Doe. If you ignored the subpoena, your internet service provider will likely release your name to Strike 3 Holdings LLC’s lawyers.
In almost all cases once Strike 3 Holdings has your name, 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. You should never ignore a court summons. Many clients 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.
Sued By Strike 3 Holdings: How Did They Find me?
Each internet connection will have a unique IP address that is specific to that connection. By using various methods and technology, Strike 3 Holdings was allegedly able to track illegal downloads to their content to your IP address. Once Strike 3 Holdings has said IP address, they can do what is called a ‘reverse lookup’. This figures out who provided the internet to your home, such as Comcast, Cox, AT&T, Verizon, etc.
By knowing your IP address and your specific internet provider, the company files a federal lawsuit for copyright infringement and asks a judge for permission to send a subpoena to your internet provider. This subpoena is requesting your name and your address. The notice you received is from your internet provider letting you know your personal information is being requested. Before your internet provider releases this information, they send the subpoena notification to you.
Settling with Strike 3 Holdings
Settling with Strike 3 Holdings LLC can make the situation go away faster and can buy you peace of mind.
We can discuss your options during our confidential, free consultation at Antonelli Law. We can help explain how if you settle through Antonelli Law, we can ensure if your circumstances qualify, that both the settlement and the settlement payment are made anonymously.
Unfortunately, this also means that you will have to pay a settlement regardless of whether or not you believe you should have to. We’ve found that many clients feel that the ability to ensure their anonymity and end the process is worth the settlement.
Sued by Strike 3 Holdings: Pros, and Cons of Settling
The pros of settling your lawsuit with Strike 3 Holdings LLC can include:
- Your case being resolved more quickly
- Your case being resolved anonymously from public records
- We can ensure that you as a person, not just your specific IP address, are released. This is so you cannot be sued again for any other supposed download activity that happened prior to your settlement
The cons of settling your lawsuit with Strike 3 Holdings LLC can include:
- You will have to pay a settlement fee regardless of whether or not you feel you should have to pay.