Highly Anticipated Movie Piracy Lawsuit Settled On The Eve of Trial
Strike 3 Holdings and an alleged BitTorrent pirate were scheduled to appear before a jury in a Florida federal court this week. These types of lawsuits rarely make it to a full trial and this case did nothing to upend the status quo. The adult entertainment company and defendant reached a confidential settlement at the eleventh hour, but with both parties reportedly happy with the outcome, who takes the moral victory remains unclear.
Over the past several years, adult entertainment company Strike 3 Holdings has filed thousands of copyright cases in U.S. federal courts.
These lawsuits target people whose Internet connections were allegedly used to download and share copyright-infringing content via BitTorrent.
Many of these cases result in private settlements and are never heard of again. On occasion, however, a defendant decides to push back. A case that was initially filed against a “John Doe” in Florida, made it all the way to the final trial preparations.
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