UPDATE: Our friends at fight copyright trolls have posted a similar type of letter in question HERE
Anyone want to take a look at this letter and guess whats different about?
(The letterhead only really).
Reason 1. They are buddies with John Steele.
Reason 2. They stole his letter. (COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT?)
Titles says it all. Prenda Law INC = Steele Hansmeier by the way. If these clowns think that people are just going to hand over their machines for inspection they are idiots. Will possibly have scans of such files in the near future up. Do not pay them, do not settle with them, do not contact them and sure as heck do not send your machines in for inspection. Their business model to make money off of assumptions can go RIP already.
Neil H. Rubin - The New Copyright Troll
Hard Drive Productions has used a different and new troll in Florida now for another case involving 30 John Does now in Hard Drive Productions, Inc. v. John Does 1-30. Welcome to our Copyright Troll Lawyers page Mr. Rubin. Pink Lotus have used him in this case as well in Pink Lotus Entertainment, LLC v. John Does 1-53. Funny thing is he made a mistake in his filing in both cases and did not use a cover sheet? Very professional.
We hope judges enjoy reading a lot of paper work. Because a lot more people are going to be submitting motion to quash and dismiss in these cases where peoples privacy gets violated all because a Copyright Troll says their IP broke a copyright law. Every case that is submitted WE WILL POST ABOUT. If we miss any please let us know. We will share any defenses that work or others bring to our attention. We want this to be the place everyone helps each other and stop these trolls.
We keep getting the same questions in comments about “what should I do?” etc. We do not want to copy and paste the same thing over and over so we will probably make a page about that labeled “Your Options” or something. We will also be putting a page up with a bunch of the settlement letters these Trolls send. We have read some and they use psychological try to scare you with garbage questions and answers they make up themselves and close due dates. If you know anything that helps please do not be shy. We are sure Copyright Trolls probably read these posts too. To the lawyers that suggest John Does to settle with all due respect we say SCREW YOU. That is horrible advice. Paying these trolls wont protect you at all and will fund these trolls going after other people. Continue Reading
There was A LOT of things to post about and read so we joined them all into one post. It is hard to keep up with the information all at ounce so we will try to even them out as best we can. So we will start off with the West Coast Productions case. Also just as a side note. We love the fact that Freeadvice closes topics on these subjects. Your really helping a lot Freeadvice……. Continue Reading
Indiana got court papers filed by Raphael J. Whitford of Steele Hansmeier PLLC today against 21 anons (John Does). 21 IP’S are listed in the court case for using bittorent for downloading Hard Drive Production’s adult films. But hey at least we get to post another troll image for laughs right? If you find out your part of this case check the links to the right for some info. As always we give these three rules or advice in dealing with these trolls.
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.
|RFC Case Number:
|Court Case Number:
||Friday, May 20, 2011
||Hard Drive Productions, Inc.
||Raphael J. Whitford of Steele Hansmeier PLLC
||17:101 Copyright Infringement
||Indiana Southern District Court
||Judge Sarah Evans Barker
Referred To: Magistrate Judge William G. Hussmann, Jr.
Bret Langdon Gibbs or Bret L. Gibbs
Brett L. Gibbs of Steele Hansmeier PLLC filed another $350 court case against 52 John Does in California on May 11, 2011 for the adult company Boy Racer Inc. They operate the site Burning Angel. The Does 52 IP addresses were captured supposedly because they used bittorent to download this companies adult films. This will probably lead to more Does receiving letters from their ISP’s that a court subpoena for their personal information has been sent. All so these law firms can send threatening letters for settlements so that people will be scared into paying them. The judge will decide in the future on whether or not to allow the subpoenas to be sent. Continue Reading