25 Nov 13 Update
Been doing a little work on these cases and a nice person provided these additional document “Thanks!” More to come on these cases as the settlement letters have yet to go out – I expect some Does will get these prior to Christmas. Note: Bright Light Pictures is the email point of contact on the copyright registration. They are involved with the movie “The Company You Keep” and a few others that have been the center of copyright troll law suits. Surprise surprise……
SHA-1 Hash Spreadsheet – SHA1_Hash_LPP1
Motion To Quash & Order
Discovery Motion & Order
I decided to take a look at a new Plaintiff in the Copyright Troll game, Lynn Peak Productions, Inc. (a Canadian Corporation). They recently filed two cases in the District of Colorado, on 24 and 25 Oct 2013. They are mass Doe cases with 14 and 26 IP addresses respectively. The Troll handling these cases is Scott Thomas Kannady, Brown and Kannady LLC, Denver, CO.
The case I looked at is 1:13-cv-02911, Lynn Peak Productions, Inc. v. Does 1 et al., 24 Oct 13. Complaint_02911(CO) Complaint_EXA_IPs_02911(CO) The movie in this case is “Bailout: The Age of Greed,” released in the United States as “Assault on Wall Street” (Copyright registration PAu 3-668-151). iMDB page for Assault on Wall Street. The movie got mixed reviews, but on average it is rated as middle of the road – AKA: only spend a little over a dollar for a RedBox rental (My opinion). I may actually do this. 🙂
The hash file in the complaint is SHA1: 0B781A5633AA66045EDB001F36333DF09057E258. The complaint is the standard mass Doe copyright Troll case we have seen over the last few years. These cases are such a simple boiler plate design it really is cost-effective for the Troll.
One thing that was different from many copyright infringement cases is the corporate disclosure filing. CorpDisclosure_02911(CO) This listed two parent corporations to Lynn Peak Productions, Inc. (Note: All three companies have the same addresses) –
- 0939599 BC LTD., 2400 Boundary Road, Burnaby, V5M 3Z3, Canada
- Studio West Productions (VCC) Inc., 2400 Boundary Road, Burnaby, V5M 3Z3, Canada
Also filed alongside the complaint was a motion for expedited discovery for ISP subscriber information. DiscoveryMotion_02911(CO) Decl_DGriffin_02911(CO) Does_IPaddresses_02911(CO) Nothing special to the motion, except for a little statement in which Plaintiff states that once they identify the offending IP address, an email is sent to the ISP informing them of the infringement from one of their IP addresses on a date/time and requests that they maintain logs on who the subscriber is. I wonder if any of the ISPs forward this information to the ISP subscribers like it was a DCMA take-down notice.
Another thing did catch my eye – who conducted the technical data collection: Mr. Darrin Griffin, Crystal Bay Corporation (CBC). I have seen Mr, Griffin and CBC on a few cases and in my opinion stinks as bad a Prenda Laws’ 6881 Forensics LLC. A person and company that is hidden from general view and you cannot verify their qualifications. Here is some background information of Griffin/CBC. SD Incorporation
As this is a Colorado case assigned to Judge Hegarty, I fully expect the subpoena to the ISPs to be issued shortly. After that is when we will start to hear from the CO Does. Based off other cases handled and supported by Troll Kannady and Darrin Griffin, I don’t expect these cases to go past the settlement demand stage. A default judgement against a non-responsive Doe is a possibility, but unless someone admits to the Troll that they did it, these cases will eventually be dismissed (closed by the Troll or court following a long period of inaction).
For any affected Does, please post here and/or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.