PITTSBURGH — A Los Angeles film studio is suing 12 unknown individuals, alleging copyright infringement for downloading one of its movies.
LHF Productions Inc. filed a complaint on April 21 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against the defendants, all of whom were identified by their IP addresses using Comcast internet services, alleging that they reproduced and shared the plaintiff's motion picture without permission.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it was damaged as a result of having its motion picture reproduced and distributed on the internet without its permission. The plaintiff holds the 12 internet users responsible because they allegedly used BitTorrent software to download and make illegal copies of the plaintiff's motion picture "London Has Fallen."
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunction against the defendants, statutory damages, court costs and any further relief this court grants. LHF is represented by Charles Thomas and Lee M. Herman of Creative Rights Law Group PLLC in Media.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-00533-AJS