At the request of a Doe, I took a look at a recent Colorado Case, Patrick Collins v. John Does 1-33, 1:11-cv-02163-CMA-MJW, filed on 18 Aug 11.
The complaint shows the same old template Patrick Collins and K-Beech use in many of their copyright infringement cases. The Troll for this one is Jason Kotzker – has other Colorado cases pending right now. In fact there is a hear schedule for this case and his others for 31 Oct 11. The judge is trying to determine if all the Does except #1 should be severed. Here is the basics.
- The work is “Party Girls″ (SHA-1 Hash: C637FE905DAE99EBB501ADCB2F75DA8B0EE37118)
- They claim each of the John Does installed a BitTorrent client on their computer and downloaded/shared the movie.
- IP address and BitTorrent information was collected by IPP, Limited (IPP) – previously seen in other cases. As far I know, this software and the agents using it have never been tested in a lab or in court.
- Plaintiff claim ALL the Does took part in the same series of transactions. Range of activity noted by Plaintiff – 1st Doe (#4) was seen at 28 May 2011, 8:16 AM UTC; Last Doe (#30) was observed at 19 July 2011, 2:21 AM UTC.
- Approximately time frame of just under two months.
- Plaintiff attached the application for copyright for Party Girls. Filed the application on 26 May 2011. The date of first publication for Party Girls is 10 April 2011.
A Motion template for this case is in the “Motions” page.
Here are some of the case files.
Collins_CO_02163_main Collins_CO_02163_1-1 Collins_CO_02163_1-2 Collins_CO_02163_1-3 Collins_CO_02163_1-4 Collins_CO_02163_1-5 Collins_CO_02163_1-6 Preserve_Data_Order_02163 Hearing_Order_31Oct11_02163