New BitTorrent copyright cases were initiated in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii by ME2 Productions, Inc., following a great number of similar “troll-style” lawsuits filed across the country.
As Troll Defense reported before, ME2 Productions, Inc. has rights in the 2016 action thriller Mechanic: Resurrection, which stars Jessica Alba and Jason Stratham. The film’s predecessor, The Mechanic, was also the subject of prior BitTorrent lawsuits.
ME2 Productions is an affiliate of Nu Image / Millennium Films, which hold interests in films that have been litigated in many prior and pending enforcement actions, including Septembers in Shiraz, Criminal, London Has Fallen, Automata, The Humbling, The Expendables, Charlie Countryman and Bad Lieutenant.
The new suits filed in Hawai’i allege copyright infringement by scores of separate “Doe” parties through their use of BitTorrent file-sharing software. The plaintiffs are out for statutory damages pursuant to the Copyright Act, attorney’s fees and costs, and an injunction against further infringement.
Like other BitTorrent cases in the same District Court, each of these cases was filed by attorney Kerry S. Culpepper of Culpepper IP, PLLC in Kailua-Kona, HI.
Parties and subscribers receiving ISP notices of these actions can contact attorney Benjamin Justus for a free consultation regarding possible options.
Case No. 1:17-cv-00078
ME2 Productions, Inc v. Does 1-20
Case No. 1:17-cv-00079
ME2 Productions, Inc v. Does 1-19
Case No. 1:17-cv-00096
ME2 Productions, Inc v. Does 1-16
Case No. 1:17-cv-00098
ME2 Productions, Inc v. Does 1-15