HARRISBURG – An online media company based in California is suing a defendant, who is unknown, over allegations of violation of copyright infringement laws.

Malibu Media LLC filed a complaint on Dec. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against a certain John Doe, known only by his or her IP address, alleging violation of copyright laws.

Malibu Media operates online sites with protected original works. The company distributes this content online, through its ownership of the content, and the rights belong only to the plaintiff, the complaint states.

The defendant, an unknown individual, allegedly stole movies from Malibu Media through the use of BitTorrent technology, which copies and distributes the media throughout the Web.

The complaint states that the plaintiff used geolocation technology to trace the defendant's IP address to a physical address in the court's district.

Malibu Media is seeking statutory damages, an order that the defendant delete and remove plaintiff's files from his/her computers, and all legal fees incurred in the process. It is represented by Christopher P. Fiore of Fiore and Barber LLC in Harleysville.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:15-CV-06856

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