FINAL UPDATE 9/12/11: ALL DOES DISMISSED READ HERE
FIRST UPDATE GOOD NEWS! 5/13/2011: It seems that the Judge in this case is making some of the John Does be removed from the case if the plaintiff West Coast Productions does not have any personal information on them by a certain date. So it seems many John Does or Anons as we like to call them will be dismissed and their IP’s will be listed in the future so they know it seems. Very good news for those involved in this case. Some may still be involved in though. We shall wait and see. Look at order #72 at this RCFEXPRESS link or click below for the order by the Judge in pdf format.
RULE #1 DO NOT FEED THE TROLL OR THE COMPANIES
Rule #2 DO NOT CONTACT THE COMPANY TRYING TO SUE YOU OR SUBPOENA YOUR ISP
RULE #3 DO NOT MOTION TO QUASH AN ISP SUBPOENA WITH YOUR REAL NAME WITHOUT SEALING THE DOCUMENTS SO OTHERS CANNOT SEE YOUR MOTION TO QUASH AS THAT IS WHAT THEY WANT YOUR NAME.
West Coast Productions (a porn company) is using Ellis L. Bennett of Dunlap Grubb & Weaver PLLC or more known as the US Copyright Group to get subpoenas sent to 5,829 john does IP addresses to get their personal information. Interesting enough West Coast Productions tried other lawyers before this and they were thrown out by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey (bless his soul for having sanity).
But for some reason the judge is this case Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has allowed the subpoenas to go through. She has a history of allowing this in other cases as well. She is allowing these Copyright Trolls to get what they want. They want peoples personal information so they can send settlement letters and phone calls and make easy money as they know most Americans cannot afford a lawyer so they make the settlement money just at the point it would cost to hire a lawyer so most would just choose “to pay”. It seems that a lot of idiots are actually paying them as some are being dismissed from the case. Check the link below. People have gotten subpoena letters from their ISP’s stating they will handover their personal information. Comcast is one of those companies.
The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation that is known to help people with these kinds of cases have been contacted by many in this case and have been told they are “too busy” and to just look at their subpoena defense page that I will link below. Some help they are…..
|RFC Case Number:||C-W11-57D|
|Court Case Number:||1:11-cv-00057-CKK|
|File Date:||Monday, January 10, 2011|
|Plaintiff:||West Coast Productions, Inc.|
|Plaintiff Counsel:||Ellis L. Bennett of Dunlap Grubb & Weaver, PLLC|
|Cause:||17:101 Copyright Infringement|
|Court:||District Of Columbia District Court|
|Judge:||Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly|