BitTorrent Law

Exculpatory Evidence Request

Strike 3 Holdings, LLC, is the dominant litigant now, in 2020. We are currently accepting cases on behalf of Internet subscribers who receive subpoenas under an Order from the Miami-Dade County Court. 

BitTorrent lawsuit filings are back in Florida. The last wave ended around 2012, when we defended more than 100 cases individual BitTorrent defendants in the US District Courts and Florida State Court, filed by plaintiffs targeting individual’s names and addresses under subpoena. They refer to the defendants as “John Doe.” We refer to the plaintiffs as “Trolls.”

If you connected in any way to an infringement case filed in Florida or Washington DC and have received such a letter or phone call, please contact our office immediately to discuss your legal rights. We are here to help you and to keep your real name anonymous. 

If you or your Internet Protocol (IP) address has been named in a BitTorrent copyright infringement lawsuit now pending in any division of the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, or Southern Districts of Florida, the Miami-Dade County Court, the District of Columbia Superior Court, or the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, we are ready to assist you in defense of such action both in and out of court.

William R. Wohlsifer, PA 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.

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 “. . . the court finds, that the infringement was committed willfully.” This threat is generally followed by the plaintiff’s offer to settle the claim and keep the alleged internet subscriber’s identity confidential for a proposed settlement amount.

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

William R. Wohlsifer, Esquire, has practiced in the area of Internet and copyright law for 24 years. (Please see his article, 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) available on this website under “Our Attorneys/Journal Publications.”)

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Please contact us for a free telephone consultation at (850) 524-5855 or (727) 378-3657 or send an email requesting review of your case to william@infringement-attorney.com.

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