PITTSBURGH - A Nevada film production company is suing a group of eight unnamed individuals, citing alleged copyright infringement in sharing copies of its film.
Cook Productions LLC, which has headquarters in Los Angeles, filed a complaint March 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against John Does 1-8 alleging they reproduced its film, Mr. Church, through peer-to-peer sharing software. All unnamed defendants used Comcast internet service to share the film, the lawsuit states.
According to the complaint, Cook alleges it sustained damages to its business from having its film reproduced without authorization. The plaintiff holds the unknown defendants responsible because they allegedly used BitTorrent software to download and make unauthorized copies of its film.
Cook requests a trial by jury and seeks permanent injunction against the defendants. It also seeks to enjoin the defendants, as well as statutory damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants.
The movie studio is represented by Lee M. Herman and Creative Rights Law Group PLLC in Media.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:17-cv-00345-NBF