Tamaroff Law Gets 16 Clients Dismissed from Copyright Troll Cases in the Northern District of Florida

Copyright Trolls have been flooding Florida’s courts with mass copyright litigation. The Florida copyright attorneys at Tamaroff & Tamaroff defend "John Doe" Internet users from having their identities disclosed to copyright trolls. Tamaroff & Tamaroff successfully protected the identities of 16 John Doe defendants in the recent surge of mass copyright litigation in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

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Tamaroff & Tamaroff successfully protected the identities of 16 John Doe defendants in the recent surge of mass copyright litigation in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida ...

Florida (PRWEB) April 05, 2012

In the past year several groups have begun to use mass copyright litigation to extract large settlements from Internet service account subscribers. These copyright trolls improperly target hundreds or even thousands of unrelated “John Doe defendants” who are identified only by their unique Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. After initiating suit, the copyright trolls issue subpoenas to third-party Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”) (such as Comcast, AT&T, etc.) demanding disclosure of the names and identities of their subscribers who are assigned the IP addresses listed in the suit. The copyright trolls’ tactics are entirely focused on obtaining the names and contact information of as many individuals as possible with the minimum amount of court costs so that they can exploit the massive damages available under copyright law in order to pressure defendants into quickly settling these claims for thousands of dollars.

Unfortunately, copyright trolls have been filing many of these generally frivolous lawsuits in Florida’s state and federal courts. The Florida copyright attorneys at Tamaroff & Tamaroff have successfully defended clients who are located all across the country from these highly questionable claims of copyright infringement. Tamaroff & Tamaroff works to protect clients’ identities by filing motions, specifically tailored to the case and individual client’s factual circumstances, generally seeking for the court to quash the subpoenas, sever the defendants, instate protective orders, and dismiss these cases.

Tamaroff & Tamaroff successfully protected the identities of 16 John Doe defendants in the recent surge of mass copyright litigation in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, originally filed by the copyright troll Transnational Law Group, LLC (“Transnational”). Tamaroff & Tamaroff moved the court to dismiss these suits based on several grounds. On April 3, 2012 the Court dismissed every mass copyright lawsuit filed by Transnational in the Northern District of Florida – 27 cases in all.

The following cases in the Northern District of Florida are subject to this recent Order:

Third Degree Films, Inc. v. Does 1-259, Case No. 4:11-cv-570
Third Degree Films, Inc. v. Does 1-375, Case No. 4:11-cv-572
Digital Sin, Inc. v. Does 1-208, Case No. 4:11-cv-583
Digital Sin, Inc. v. Does 1-145, Case No. 4:11-cv-584
Digital Sin, Inc. v. Does 1-167, Case No. 4:11-cv-586
Next Phase Distribution, Inc. v. Does 1-126, Case No. 4:12-cv-6
Patrick Collins, Inc. v. Does 1-85, Case No. 4:12-cv-7
Zero Tolerance Entertainment, Inc. v. Does 1-52, Case No. 4:12-cv-8
Media Products, Inc. v. Does 1-34, Case No. 4:12-cv-24
SBO Pictures, Inc. v. Does 1-92, Case No. 4:12-cv-25
SBO Pictures, Inc. v. Does 1-97, Case No. 4:12-cv-26
Metro Interactive, LLC v. Does 1-56, Case No. 4:12-cv-43
Evasive Angles Entertainment v. Does 1-97, Case No. 1:11-cv-241
Elegant Angel, Inc. v. Does 1-87, Case No. 1:11-cv-243
Elegant Angel, Inc. v. Does 1-115, Case No. 1:11-cv-245
Elegant Angel, Inc. v. Does 1-85, Case No. 1:11-cv-246
Elegant Angel, Inc. v. Does 1-77, Case No. 1:11-cv-247
Media Products, Inc. v. Does 1-175, Case No. 1:11-cv-248
Digital Sin, Inc. v. Does 1-150, Case No. 1:11-cv-280
Digital Sin, Inc. v. Does 1-131, Case No. 1:11-cv-281
Exquisite Multimedia, Inc. v. Does 1-178, Case No. 1:12-cv-2
Media Products, Inc. v. Does 1-43, Case No. 1:12-cv-3
Next Phase Distribution, Inc. v. Does 1-93, Case No. 1:12-cv-4
Patrick Collins, Inc. v. Does 1-159, Case No. 1:12-cv-18
Third Degree Films, Inc. v. Does 1-195, Case No. 1:12-cv-19
Media Products, Inc. v. Does 1-168, Case No. 1:12-cv-20
SBO Pictures, Inc. v. Does 1-98, Case No. 1:12-cv-21


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