SAN FRANCISCO – An unknown Internet user is being sued by a media company over allegations of copyright infringement.
Malibu Media LLC filed a complaint on Feb. 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against John Doe subscriber-assigned Internet Protocol address 126.96.36.199, citing violation of the Copyright Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages to its business due to its works being distributed without charge by the defendant. The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible because the defendant allegedly used BitTorrent software to download and distribute copies of digital movies owned by the plaintiff.
The plaintiff seeks the following: compensation for all damages, issue an order to permanently delete or remove infringing copies of plaintiff's works in the defendant's possession, legal fees and any other relief the court deems just and proper. It is represented by Brenna E. Erlbaum and Brian Heit of Heit Erlbaum LLP in Newbury Park.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-00989