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“Venice,” “A Family Man” Continue Wave of Troll Copyright Suits in Houston Court

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Lodging several lawsuits in the U.S. Districts Court  for the Southern District of Texas, film production companies Headhunter, LLC and Venice PI, LLC stake their claim as the current national leaders of “Troll-style” federal copyright litigation. The Headhunter, LLC filings involve the 2016 drama flick A Family Man, which stars Willem Dafoe as a striving executive in a… Continue Reading

Bruce Willis Straight-to-Video Flick “Venice” Lodges Colorado BitTorrent Cases (UPDATED 10/21/17)

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An affiliate of a notorious copyright enforcement consortium has filed several recent cases in Colorado’s federal court, continuing a national campaign of “troll-style” litigation against ISP subscribers. The Venice PI, LLC suits are based on the 2017 action/comedy Once Upon A Time in Venice, which features Bruce Willis on a caper which ensues after his beloved… Continue Reading

Voltage Affiliates File Numerous Troll Suits in Seattle Federal Court (UPDATED 10/21/17)

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Filing several new BitTorrent suits in the U.S. Districts Court for the Western District of Washington, film production companies Headhunter, LLC, POW Nevada, LLC and Venice PI, LLC appear to be the next most prolific instigators of “troll-style” federal copyright litigation. The Headhunter, LLC filings involve the 2016 drama flick A Family Man, which stars Willem Dafoe as… Continue Reading

Voltage Affiliates “Venice,” “A Family Man” Continue Wave of Troll Copyright Suits in Carolina (UPDATED 10/21/17)

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With many recent filings in the Eastern, Western and Middle U.S. Districts Courts of North Carolina, film production companies Headhunter, LLC and Venice PI, LLC appear to be the next most prolific instigators of “Troll-style” federal copyright litigation. The Headhunter, LLC filings involve the 2016 drama flick A Family Man, which stars Willem Dafoe as a striving… Continue Reading

Three Voltage-Affiliated Films Launch BitTorrent “Troll” Campaigns in Oregon

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With several recent filings in Oregon, film productions companies Headhunter, LLC, POW Nevada LLC and Venice PI, LLC appear to be the next most prolific instigators of “Troll-style” federal copyright litigation. The Headhunter, LLC filings involve the 2016 drama flick A Family Man, which stars Willem Dafoe as a striving executive in a job placement firm… Continue Reading

Yet More Titles File “Troll-style” BitTorrent Suits in Utah Federal Court

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Several film production companies have filed recent BitTorrent copyright infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, continuing national campaigns of “troll” copyright litigation by these companies and their affiliates. One case was lodged by Cook Productions, LLC, an entity holding copyrights in the recently released Eddie Murphy period drama, Mr. Church.  The film was… Continue Reading

“Boyka: Undisputed” Mass Torrent Suits in Seattle District Court (UPDATED 10/21/17)

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Continuing a nation-wide campaign of “troll-style” copyright litigation, several BitTorrent lawsuits were filed by UN4 Productions, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. These suits allege BitTorrent-based copyright infringement of the 2016 action flick Boyka: Undisputed, also known as Undisputed IV, which stars Scott Adkins as an MMA fighter grappling with the fallout from an accidental… Continue Reading

MMA Fight Flick “Undisputed” Expands Colorado BitTorrent Campaign (UPDATED 10/21/17)

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Many BitTorrent lawsuits were filed by UN4 Productions, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. These suits allege BitTorrent-based copyright infringement of the 2016 action flick Boyka: Undisputed, also known as Undisputed IV, which stars Scott Adkins as an MMA fighter grappling with the fallout from an accidental death in the ring.  As of this posting, the film… Continue Reading

“Undisputed” Franchise Steps Into Torrent Troll Ring in Carolina (UPDATED 10/21/17)

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Many BitTorrent lawsuits were filed by UN4 Productions, Inc. in the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of the North Carolina U.S. District Courts. These suits allege BitTorrent-based copyright infringement of the 2016 action flick Boyka: Undisputed, also known as Undisputed IV, which stars Scott Adkins as an MMA fighter grappling with the fallout from an accidental death in the ring.… Continue Reading

WWE Studios Enters Troll-Suit Game with “Eliminators” Filing in Connecticut Court

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WWE Studios Finance Corp., the purported owner of copyrights to the 2016 film Eliminators, has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against 14 Doe defendants in the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut.  This is perhaps the first foray by WWE Studios into “troll-style” copyright litigation, although the company has been active since 2002, typically in producing and… Continue Reading

ME2 Troll Copyright Suits Surface in Hawai’i Federal Court (UPDATED 8/11/17)

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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… Continue Reading

“Mechanic: Resurrection” Expands National Troll Suit Campaign into Utah Court (UPDATED 8/9/17)

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New BitTorrent copyright cases were initiated in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah 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… Continue Reading

Super-Troll ME2 Productions Drops BitTorrent Suits in Seattle District Court (UPDATED 8/10/17)

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Several new BitTorrent copyright cases were lodged in the U.S. District for the Western District of Washington 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… Continue Reading

Millennium Films Properties Go “Troll” On Connecticut Citizens

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Over recent months, several new copyright suits have been filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut by LHF Productions, Inc. and ME2 Productions, Inc., further confirming the reputation of their common affiliate, Nu Image / Millennium Films, as one of the most prolific “troll-style” copyright enforcers in the nation. LHF Productions holds copyrights to the action flick London Has Fallen,… Continue Reading

More “Troll-Style” Copyright Cases in Seattle Federal Court (UPDATED 3/12/17)

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Two film production companies have filed BitTorrent copyright infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, continuing national campaigns of “Troll” copyright litigation by these companies and their affiliates. Two suits were lodged by Cook Productions, LLC, an entity holding copyrights in the recently released Eddie Murphy period drama, Mr. Church.  The film… Continue Reading

“Mr. Church” Troll Suits Get Cookin’ In North Carolina

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Scores of BitTorrent lawsuits were filed by Cook Productions, LLC in the Eastern and Middle Districts of the North Carolina U.S. District Courts. Cook Productions holds copyrights in the recently released Eddie Murphy period drama, Mr. Church.  The film was awarded one star in a RogerEbert.com review, and panned by other critics as reflected in a… Continue Reading

Yet More New Titles Enter the BitTorrent Fray in Oregon District Court (UPDATED 2/1/17)

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Two film production companies have filed novel BitTorrent copyright infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, continuing the status of the Oregon District as a testing ground for new film titles in BitTorrent litigation. One group of cases were filed by Cook Productions, LLC, which holds copyrights in the recently released… Continue Reading

“Mechanic” Sequel Opens BitTorrent Troll Litigation in Atlanta Federal Court (UPDATED 1/7/17)

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National “troll” copyright litigant ME2 Productions, Inc. has filed several new BitTorrent copyright cases with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division.  These may be the first BitTorrent actions filed in the Northern District. As Troll Defense reported before, ME2 Productions, Inc. has rights in the 2016 action thriller Mechanic: Resurrection, which stars… Continue Reading

“Mechanic: Resurrection” Targets Dozens of Does in Colorado Federal Suits (UPDATED 10/21/17)

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Several new BitTorrent copyright cases were lodged in the U.S. District for the District of Colorado 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… Continue Reading

A Quiet BitTorrent Campaign in Maryland? (UPDATED 1/7/17)

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Somewhat under the radar, several new copyright suits were lodged in recent months on the dockets of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. One such case was filed by LHF Productions, Inc., one of the most prolific “troll-style” copyright enforcers in the nation.  As noted on this blog, LHF holds copyrights to the action flick London… Continue Reading

Halloween Special: Zombie Flick “Cell” Sues BitTorrent Users In North Carolina

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Two new copyright actions were filed in North Carolina U.S. District Courts by CELL Film Holdings, LLC, which claims copyrights to the John Cusack/Samuel L. Jackson zombie-themed movie Cell. As noted by Troll Defense in a post on similar Oregon CELL Film Holdings cases, Cell is based on a 2006 Stephen King novel of the same title about a signal sent out over… Continue Reading

Mega-Troll LHF Productions, Inc. Sues Hundreds of Does in Utah Federal Court (UPDATED 3/12/17)

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Notorious BitTorrent plaintiff LHF Productions, Inc. has expanded its nationwide litigation campaign to Utah, with recent copyright lawsuits against hundreds of “Doe” defendants in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah LHF Productions, Inc. holds copyrights to the action flick London Has Fallen, featuring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart in an assassination plot caper.… Continue Reading

More BitTorrent Suits in Houston Federal Court (UPDATED 8/10/17)

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Several notorious BitTorrent “troll-style” plaintiffs have enlarged their national litigation scheme to include suits against scores of “Doe” defendants in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. A new case was filed by CELL Film Holdings, LLC, which claims copyrights to the John Cusack/Samuel L. Jackson zombie-themed movie Cell.  As noted by Troll Defense in a… Continue Reading

Millennium Films Titles Wage BitTorrent Campaign Across Carolina (UPDATED 8/10/17)

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Several new copyright suits were lodged in three U.S. District Courts across North Carolina by LHF Productions, Inc. and ME2 Productions, Inc., further confirming the status of their common affiliate, Nu Image / Millennium Films, as one of the most prolific “troll-style” copyright enforcers in the nation. LHF holds copyrights to the action flick London Has Fallen, featuring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman… Continue Reading