BitTorrent user alleged to have unlawfully copied 28 adult films owned by Strike 3 Holdings

By Louie Torres | Dec 11, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A BitTorrent user whose IP address was traced to Pennsylvania is alleged to have unlawfully distributed more than two dozen adult films.

PHILADELPHIA – A BitTorrent user whose IP address was traced to Pennsylvania is alleged to have unlawfully distributed more than two dozen adult films.

Strike 3 Holdings LLC filed a complaint on Nov. 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 173.59.12.48 alleging copyright infringement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it was damaged from having 28 of its motion pictures distributed without its consent. The plaintiff alleges it has used geolocation software to trace the defendant's IP address to this court's district.

The plaintiff holds John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 173.59.12.48 responsible because the defendant allegedly used the BitTorrent software to download and make unauthorized copies of plaintiff's motion pictures.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to enjoin the defendant from further infringing plaintiff's copyrighted works, order the defendant to delete and permanently remove digital files relating to the plaintiff, statutory damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. It is represented by Andrew W. Bonekemper and Christian Moffitt of Fox Rothschild LLP in Blue Bell.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-05206-TJS 

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