You may be involved in a bitTorrent or file sharing lawsuit as a “John Doe” defendant. Have you recently received a letter from either your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or an attorney claiming to represent the copyright holder of certain files you allegedly have illegally downloaded/distributed over the Internet?
Such a letter from your Internet service provider says that they have been compelled to reveal your personal account information in connection with a subpoena. The letter will refer to an IP address associated with your account that has allegedly been used to download or “share” files over the Internet, usually adult content videos, through BitTorrent or other peer-to-peer sharing networks.
You may have also received a demand letter directly from a plaintiff’s attorney representing the copyright holder. Typically, these letters will inform you that you been named in a lawsuit anonymously as a “John Doe Defendant”. These letters then claim that […]