BitTorrent Defense

Strike 3 Holdings, LLC, is the dominant BitTorrent litigant in 2020. We are currently accepting cases on behalf of Internet subscribers who received a Notice of Subpoena issued from the Miami-Dade County Court or received a Notice of Lawsuit filed or to be filed in Florida’s Southern, Middle or Northern District federal courts. 

William R. Wohlsifer, PLLC, accepts representation of persons accused of unauthorized Internet use to download copyright protected material using a BitTorrent protocol or other P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing protocols. In addition to defending alleged illegal download of movies, we also defend against alleged infringement actions concerning the downloading and sharing of video games or music.

Mr. Wohlsifer has defended more than 100 BitTorrent cases in Florida, filed by plaintiffs targeting individuals as “John Doe” or by their Internet Protocol (IP) Address, under the threat of subpoena. They refer to these Internet subscribers as “defendants;” we refer to the plaintiffs as “Trolls.”

If you are being dragged into an infringement case filed in Florida, and have received notice of an impending lawsuit or subpoena, we encourage you to contact our office immediately to discuss your legal rights. We are here to defend you and to keep your good name anonymous. 

Most of these cases begin with a letter from a household member’s Internet Service Provider (ISP). If this letter is ignored, the ISP will release your name and address to the plaintiff. Thereafter, you may expect a letter from the plaintiff’s counsel suggesting that damages under the U.S. Copyright Act, Title 17 USC §§ 501-506, can be as high as $150,000, if do not . . . .” This threat will generally be followed by the plaintiff’s offer to settle the claim and keep the alleged Internet subscriber’s identity confidential in exchange for payment of an agreed upon amount.

If you have received such a letter from your ISP or from plaintiff’s counsel, please contact us for a free telephone consultation and review of your case. 

William R. Wohlsifer, Esquire, has practiced Internet and copyright law for 24 years. You may view a few of his published articles,  including Proof of Publication in Cyberspace, E-Commerce Law, Aspen Law and Business, New York, NY (Oct. 2001); Republished in Business Law Quarterly, The Florida Bar Association, Tallahassee, FL (Nov. 2002); and Certifying” Documents via Third-Party Software: Binding on the Court?, The Florida Bar Journal, The Florida Bar Association, Tallahassee, FL (September 2013).  Also, visit the Media Coverage Page on this to view his Press Coverage, Radio Interviews and Videos.

For more information review our BitTorrent FAQ Page.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free telephone consultation at (850) 524-5855 or (727) 378-3657 or submit an email request for review of your case to [email protected].


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