SACRAMENTO — Malibu Media LLC is suing an anonymous Internet user, alleging copyright infringement.

The California company filed a complaint on Feb. 18 in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of California against John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 98.252.71.18.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant illegally copied and distributed a large zip file containing multiple movies owned by Malibu Media using the BitTorrent file distribution network without authorization.

The plaintiff seeks the following: compensation for damages per infringed work, which includes ordering the defendant to delete and permanently remove all digital files associated with plaintiff's work; legal fees; and any other relief the court deems just and proper. Malibu Media is represented by Brenna E. Erlbaum and Brian Heit of Heit Erlbaum, LLP in Newbury Park.

U.S. District Court Eastern District of California Case number 2:16-at-00191

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