Why Does Strike 3 Holdings Want To Sue Me?
Have you received a notification from your internet service provider (ISP) about Strike 3 Holdings recently? You may feel that Strike 3 Holdings attempts to shock and embarrass you into paying a large settlement on their terms. Antonelli Law can help you determine the best course of action for your specific case involving Strike 3 Holdings LLC.
Antonelli Law is America’s most experienced BitTorrent copyright defense law firm, serving clients across the nation. Antonelli Law can help you resolve this problem quickly and as discreetly as possible.
How Did Strike 3 Holdings Find Me?
Each internet connection will have a specific IP address unique to that connection. By using various technology methods, Strike 3 Holdings was allegedly able to track illegal downloads of their content to your IP address.
Once Strike 3 Holdings has your IP address, they can do a ‘reverse lookup.’ Strike 3 Holdings LLC can then figure out who provides the internet to your home (Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Cox, etc.).
By knowing both your internet provider and your IP address, Strike 3 Holdings can file a federal lawsuit for copyright infringement and ask a judge for permission to send a subpoena to your internet provider. This subpoena is requesting your name and address.
The notice you received is 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.
When you receive this notification, you are still anonymous. The court and Strike 3 Holdings will still know you as ‘John Doe.’ Typically, you will have 30 days or less from the day you receive the notification to decide how you want to handle your case. However, the longer you wait, the fewer options may be available.
Who Is Strike 3 Holdings?
Did you get a notice from your Internet Service Provider, such as AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, etc., along with a copy of a subpoena from a company called Strike 3 Holdings?
Strike 3 Holdings LLC is a company that produces pornographic adult films. Their adult films are published under the subscription sites known as Blacked, Vixen, and Tushy. The company is currently filing federal lawsuits, as well as lawsuits in the Florida State Courts for copyright infringement.
The company is accusing you, or someone in your home or office, of illegally downloading Strike 3 Holding’s adult films, most likely through BitTorrent sharing software.
Essentially, this is a lawsuit accusing you of copyright infringement.
I Got A Strike 3 Holdings Subpoena, Is It Real?
It is vital to note that this subpoena is real and, unfortunately, it’s not a scam. You are being sued for copyright infringement in federal court or in Florida state court. Right now, you are known as John Doe to the court if you have just received your subpoena. If 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 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 circumstance should anyone ignore a court summons.
Many clients don’t mind losing their anonymity. Still, 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 My Strike 3 Holdings Case Options?
Whether or not you downloaded content, you’re still going to be sued. At this point as Strike 3 Holdings thinks you did do it and the court believes they have enough evidence for the case to proceed.
You now have three options available to you:
- Settle your case out of court
- File a Motion to Quash
- Fight back in court
We have assisted our clients with all three options. If you choose to settle, having an attorney experienced in these cases may help you negotiate a lower Strike 3 Holdings settlement amount. We aggressively negotiate settlement amounts for our clients and will fight for you until your case is resolved entirely.