BiTtorent Lawsuit Defendants Seek Legal Assistance

By Matthew B. Drexler
Partner and Attorney
The Gasper Law Group, PLLC

You’ve used BiTtorent. All of a sudden, you’re “John Doe Number 33” in a lawsuit filed for copyright infringement(s) of which you may not even have been aware!” The next thing you know, a subpoena has gone out to your internet service provider asking them to give up your personal information. You are contacted directly by lawyers and/or collections agents making you aware that Federal Copyright Law may allow a court to award up to $30,000.00 or more in damages per infringement. However, they say, you can avoid such large damages and the potential embarrassment of being named in these suits by giving these agencies a nice settlement amount.

A scam that you can simply ignore? Not if you are the least bit concerned about the financial exposure that may be looming for you and your family. Fact, the following lawsuits have been filed within the last three months in the State of Colorado alone and there are likely several more to be filed:

United States District Court for the District of Colorado:

• Malibu Media, LLC v. Does 1-33, No. 1:12-cv-01394-WYD-MEH (D. Colo., filed May 30, 2012)
• Malibu Media, LLC v. Does 1-5, No. 1:12-cv-01395-REB-MEH (D. Colo., filed May 30, 2012)
• Malibu Media, LLC v. Does 1-5, No. 1:12-cv-01404-CMA-MEH (D. Colo., filed May 30, 2012)
• Malibu Media, LLC v. Does 1-5, No. 1:12-cv-01405-WJM-MEH (D. Colo., filed May 30, 2012)
• Malibu Media, LLC v. Does 1-14, No. 1:12-cv-01406-REB-MEH (D. Colo., filed May 30, 2012)
• Malibu Media, LLC v. Does 1-54, No. 1:12-cv-01407-WJM-MEH (D. Colo., filed May 30, 2012)
• Malibu Media, LLC v. Does 1-15, No. 1:12-cv-01408-REB-MEH (D. Colo., filed May 30, 2012)
• Patrick Collins, Inc. v. Does 1-10, No. 1:12-cv-01409-CMA-MEH (D. Colo., filed May 30, 2012)
• Patrick Collins, Inc. v. Does 1-12, No. 1:12-cv-01410-MSK (D. Colo., filed May 30, 2012)
• Patrick Collins, Inc. v. Does 1-10, No. 1:12-cv-01411-REB-MEH (D. Colo., filed May 30, 2012)
• Patrick Collins, Inc. v. Does 1-10, No. 1:12-cv-01411-REB-MEH (D. Colo., filed May 30, 2012)
• Raw Films, Ltd. v. Does 1-9, No. 1:12-cv-00908-MSK-MEH (D. Colo., filed Apr. 5, 2012)
• Raw Films, Ltd. v. Does 1-9, No. 1:12-cv-00909-REB-MEH (D. Colo., filed Apr. 5, 2012)
• Raw Films, Ltd. v. Does 1-7, No. 1:12-cv-00910-PAB-MEH (D. Colo., filed Apr. 5, 2012)
• Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe, No. 1:12-cv-00885-MSK-MEH (D. Colo., filed Apr. 4, 2012)
• Malibu Media, LLC v. Does 1-23, No. 1:12-cv-00836-MSK-MEH (D. Colo., filed Apr. 3, 2012)
• Malibu Media, LLC v. Does 1-10, No. 1:12-cv-00837-PAB-MEH (D. Colo., filed Apr. 3, 2012)
• Malibu Media, LLC v. Does 1-17, No. 1:12-cv-00839-PAB-MEH (D. Colo., filed Apr. 3, 2012)
• Malibu Media, LLC v. Does 1-16, No. 1:12-cv-00840-PAB-MEH (D. Colo., filed Apr. 3, 2012)
• Malibu Media, LLC v. Does 1-11, No. 1:12-cv-00843-MSK-MEH (D. Colo., filed Apr. 3, 2012)
• Malibu Media, LLC v. Does 1-6, No. 1:12-cv-00845-MSK-MEH (D. Colo., filed Apr. 3, 2012)
• Malibu Media, LLC v. Does 1-9, No. 1:12-cv-00846-WYD-MEH (D. Colo., filed Apr. 3, 2012)
• Patrick Collins, Inc. v. Does 1-12, No. 1:12-cv-00848-REB-MEH (D. Colo., filed Apr. 3, 2012)
• Patrick Collins, Inc. v. Does 1-6, No. 1:12-cv-00849-PAB-MEH (D. Colo., filed Apr. 3, 2012)
• Malibu Media, LLC v. Does 1-28, No. 1:12-cv-00834-DME-MEH (D. Colo., filed Apr. 2, 2012)
• Malibu Media, LLC v. Does 1-21, No. 1:12-cv-00835-REB-MEH (D. Colo., filed Apr. 2, 2012)
• Sunlust Pictures, LLC v. John Doe, No. 1:12-cv-00623-PAB-KMT (D. Colo., filed Mar. 12, 2012)

The truth is, if you used BiTtorrent, you may be at risk and you may already be the subject of litigation. You may be “John Doe Number 33”! Several “John Doe” defendants are seeking legal assistance from law firms that are familiar with these matters.

The Gasper Law Group is currently representing clients in these types of cases. Before you respond to any settlement demands you would be wise to contact a lawyer experienced in this specific type of litigation. The Gasper Law Group can help and is available 24/7 at (719) 227-7779.