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

Posted in BitTorrent Lawsuits, Copyrights, Film
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 4/17/17)

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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 4/17/17)

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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 4/17/17)

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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)

Posted in BitTorrent Lawsuits, Copyrights, Film
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 4/17/17)

Posted in BitTorrent Lawsuits, Copyrights, Film
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 4/17/17)

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Two 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… Continue Reading

Millennium Films Titles Wage BitTorrent Campaign Across Carolina (UPDATED 4/17/17)

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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

Two New Millennium Titles Launch BitTorrent Suits in Oregon (UPDATED 2/1/17)

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Two film production companies affiliated with Nu Image/Millennium Films have filed 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 ME2 Proudctions Inc., and they involve the… Continue Reading

“London Has Fallen” in Hawai’i BitTorrent Suits

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

Mindless Zombie Flick “Cell” Staggers into Seattle Federal Court (UPDATED 11/1/16)

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Two new copyright actions were filed the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington 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… Continue Reading

Zombie Flick “Cell” Stalks BitTorrent Users in Oregon (UPDATED 3/12/17)

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CELL Film Holdings, LLC, which claims copyrights to the John Cusack/Samuel L. Jackson zombie-themed movie Cell, has filed several BitTorrent copyright infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.  These are the first such lawsuits in the nation, with the Oregon District continuing to serve as a launching pad for new film titles in BitTorrent litigation. Cell is… Continue Reading

More Voltage-Related Lawsuits in Houston District Court

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A film production company affiliated with with Voltage Pictures, LLC have filed recent copyright infringement lawsuits against “John Doe” defendants in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. The claims were filed by Fathers & Daughters Nevada, LLC, which owns the rights to the Russell Crowe drama Fathers and Daughters. Both of the new lawsuits allege copyright infringement… Continue Reading

Millennium Films Gets “Criminal” in Colorado (UPDATED 8/10/16)

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National “troll-style” litigant Criminal Productions, Inc. has filed a growing number of lawsuits in the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado over recent weeks.  Criminal Productions allegedly holds rights to the sci-fi flick Criminal, which stars Kevin Costner as a brain-damaged convict implanted with the memories of a deceased CIA operative. This follows other Criminal Productions suits recently… Continue Reading

“London Has Fallen” & “Queen of The Desert” Expand Troll-Style Campaigns in Colorado (UPDATED 11/1/16)

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Two notorious BitTorrent plaintiffs have expanded nationwide litigation campaigns, with suits against scores of “Doe” defendants in the U.S. District Court of the District of Colorado. Several cases were filed by QOTD Film Investment Ltd., which holds copyrights to the newly-released Werner Herzog epic Queen of the Desert.  As noted in a prior troll defense post, Queen of the… Continue Reading

Millennium Films Property Files “Criminal” Copyright Actions In Seattle Court (UPDATED 2/1/17)

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New copyright actions were filed the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington by Criminal Productions, Inc. Criminal Productions allegedly holds rights to the sci-fi flick Criminal, which stars Kevin Costner as a brain-damaged convict implanted with the memories of a deceased CIA operative. This follows other Criminal Productions suits recently filed in Oregon. As noted in past Troll Defense… Continue Reading