Malibu Media Anonymous Settlement is a misnomer.

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MALIBU MEDIA ANONYMOUS SETTLEMENTS, BUYER BEWARE.

The purpose of this article is to specifically discuss the prospect of a Malibu Media Anonymous Settlement. A Malibu Media lawsuit targets users based on bittorrent activities tracked over a long period of time. Malibu Media copyright infringement lawsuits are filed with a federal court, Malibu Media subpoenas are sent to ISP subscribers, and after realizing that filing a motion to quash may or may not be the best option, deciding whether to negotiate a settlement or to fight becomes the main consideration.

Malibu Media settlements themselves (not even considering a Malibu Media anonymous settlement, as we will discuss below) are very expensive — not because they ask for a lot of money for the bittorrent download of one X-art adult film, but because they ask for the settlement of EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THE MALIBU MEDIA MOVIES YOU MAY HAVE DOWNLOADED OVER THE COURSE OF YEARS.  Thus, instead of asking for a settlement of, say, $3,500 for the download of one copyrighted video (as other copyright holders do), they’ll ask for a settlement of ALL 50 MOVIES they claim you downloaded over the last three (3) years.  This article will go into the various pitfalls a defendant may face when being lured into a Malibu Media anonymous settlement.

NOTE: BEFORE READING THIS ARTICLE: If you have not already done so, and you are implicated as a John Doe in a Malibu Media, LLC lawsuit, read these first:
1) “Everything You Need To Know in One Page About Your Malibu Media, LLC (X-Art) Lawsuit [FAQ]

2) “In-Depth Malibu Media.  Their Lawsuits, Their Strategies, and Their Settlements

FOR IMMEDIATE CONTACT AN ATTORNEY: To set up a free consultation to speak to an attorney about your Malibu Media, LLC lawsuit, click here.  Lastly, please feel free to e-mail me at info [at] cashmanlawfirm.com, or call 713-364-3476 to speak to me now about your case (I do prefer you read the articles first), or to get your questions answered.

Malibu Media’s list of “movies infringed” is often INCOMPLETE (and for a reason).

If you choose to fight and defend the claims against you, Malibu Media subpoena lawsuits have ‘slick tricks’ built into their lawsuits.  They file each lawsuit alleging copyright infringement of only one (1) video, and they list (for example,) the fifty (50) videos they claim you downloaded over the years.  However, they hold back information from the court and they do not list the newest X-Art videos you have downloaded in the recent months.  Thus, if the lawsuit was filed in July, 2017 they’ll only list downloads you participated in until February, 2017.  This leaves all of the Malibu Media downloads you participated in between February 2017 – July 2017 off of the lawsuit.

Why would they do this?  Because they know that when you start fighting your case, you might dispute a number of their claims.  You might even go line-by-line and claim that they did not follow the copyright laws in protecting their rights (e.g., Malibu Media has consistently fudged the ‘publication’ requirement, as I have fought with them on this topic in the past).  Even if you tried to negotiate a Malibu Media anonymous settlement, they still anticipated a way to trick you (more on this “John Doe, subscriber having IP address XYZ” issue below).  However, whether you are right or wrong, they always keep “extra ammunition” of other Malibu Media, LLC (X-Art) titles you downloaded as a threat against you fighting them on the merits.  For example, they might say “If you argue that this list is not accurate, we actually have many more titles we believe you have downloaded — we can list these too if you would like.”

Obviously it is more complicated than this, but point being, I have seen that Malibu Media LLC lawsuits always keeps some set of information ‘off of the table,’ and they reserve this information to gain additional leverage when an inexperienced attorney tries to fight them on the line-by-line details of their case (which, by the way, is often flawed or contains copy-and-paste mistakes from other lawsuits).  This creates a dangerous situation for the accused defendant who gets lured by his attorney into a Malibu Media anonymous settlement.

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Malibu Media anticipated anonymous settlements and built in a way to re-sue defendants who settled (or, re-approach them and ask for more money).

Now as far as negotiating a Malibu Media anonymous settlement, Malibu Media has been ‘slick’ here too.  Their lawsuits do not implicate you, a “John Doe” defendant, who has had many IP addresses over the past few years.  Rather, they implicate only “John Doe, subscriber assigned IP address 172.2.51.244,” a John Doe defendant who has been assigned a specific IP address on one day.

SPOILER: The Malibu Media anonymous settlement settling a John Doe case (no IP address specified) is different from a Malibu Media anonymous settlement settling a John Doe, subscriber assigned IP address XYZ case.

IP addresses are assigned to internet users when their router connects their computer to the internet.  That IP address does not belong to that internet user; rather, it is “leased” to that internet user for a limited time, usually 24 hours, 48 hours, or until they reboot their modem or otherwise obtain a new IP address.  Thus, the IP address you have today might not be the same IP address you had yesterday, and so on.  Now IP addresses are pulled from a limited pool of addresses, so a particular internet service provider (“ISP”) might assign the same IP address to a customer for a few days in a row, but that IP address does not belong to that internet user.  If it did, it would be called a “static IP address” which is significantly more expensive than the residential “dynamic IP addresses” leased to residential ISP customers.

Why is this relevant to you, the person behind the John Doe, subscriber assigned IP address 172.2.51.244 title?  Because IF you settled anonymously, you would be settling as John Doe, subscriber assigned IP address 172.2.51.244, and not as the John Doe Defendant having had many IP addresses leased to him.  Thus, Malibu Media, LLC could easily take your $12,000 settlement payment, say thank you, and then sue you again under a different “John Doe, subscriber assigned IP address [SOMETHING ELSE]” for this same set of movies allegedly downloaded.  If you settled anonymously, your attorney would have ‘unwittingly’ opened you up to this problem, because John Doe subscriber assigned IP address X is a different fictitious legal entity than John Doe subscriber assigned IP address Y.  This sounds like semantics, but buyer beware.  Doing this wrong can open you up to being solicited for another settlement for downloads that were done by “another John Doe subscriber.”

In sum, beware of the settlement factory attorney who tries to convince you to settle the claims against you “anonymously.”  In a Malibu Media, LLC case, doing so is simply reckless.

Malibu Media anonymous settlement “price gouging.”

Further, negotiating a Malibu Media anonymous settlement gives the Malibu Media copyright troll attorneys an opportunity to price gouge their settlement prices.  Why?  Because an attorney who comes to them asking them to settle anonymously (without disclosing to Malibu Media the identity of the defendant) prompts the Malibu Media attorney to inquire why that defendant wants to settle anonymously.  “What does he have to hide?,” they ask.

Immediately upon learning that the accused defendant wants to settle anonymously, they recognize that the defense attorney has lost all leverage in negotiating the settlement price, and they’ll “spike” the cost of the settlement.  “Anonymous settlements come at a price,” they may say.

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Attorneys Advocating “Anonymous Settlements” are Deceiving You.

Thus, it is important to understand the mechanics of a settlement before jumping to ask for an anonymous settlement.  What most accused Malibu Media defendants do not realize is that the settlements ARE ALREADY ANONYMOUS [with minimal tweaking] without the defendant having to ask for it.  A diligent attorney will negotiate a confidentiality clause into the settlement agreement (or strengthen one that is already in their boilerplate settlement agreement) to prevent their attorneys from disclosing the identity of the defendant with anyone.

This means that your attorney can (and should) put your name in the settlement agreement itself.  This avoids the entire John Doe, subscriber assigned IP address [SOMETHING] issue, because it is actually the real person (not the fictitious John Doe legal entity having a particular IP address) who is settling.

Rather than taking the effort to actually negotiate the terms of the agreement, your settlement factory attorney will try to convince you that you won’t suffer if you try to settle anonymously.

 [This not only alleviates them of the need to negotiate the terms of the agreement, but it also allows them to use their “turn key” boilerplate e-mails, which the plaintiff attorneys (who have already agreed to a pre-arranged inflated settlement price) already know and recognize, so that they can ‘spike’ the settlement amount, gouge the settling defendant, and charge higher prices.  I won’t go into the dishonest attorney issue, kickbacks, etc., as I have written about these issues before.]

Once an accused Malibu Media defendant realizes that it is okay to allow his attorney to put his name in the settlement agreement, at that point, the Malibu Media settlement agreement itself covers 1) ALL PAST ACTS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT regarding 2) ALL OF MALIBU MEDIA’S TITLES, and based on the wording of the CONFIDENTIALITY CLAUSE in the agreement the settlement truly becomes a “Malibu Media anonymous settlement.”

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Let’s look into this one level deeper, just to be sure that we have also solved the other ‘slick tricks’ Malibu Media lawsuits have built into their cases.

1) “ALL PAST ACTS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT”

Because the settlement agreement containing the name of the accused defendant (and not the so-called ‘anonymous’ fictitious John Doe entity), the settlement will cover “ALL PAST ACTS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT.”  This means that the settlement will cover even those downloads that Malibu Media, LLC purposefully “left out” from the list of infringements filed with the lawsuit.  Further, the Malibu Media settlement agreement WILL EVEN THOSE DOWNLOADS MADE BY A “John Doe, subscriber assigned IP address” HAVING AN IP ADDRESS WHICH IS DIFFERENT FROM THE “John Doe, subscriber assigned IP address” IMPLICATED AS THE DEFENDANT IN THIS CASE.

In other words, by negotiating the terms of a Malibu Media settlement, but having the confidentiality clause protect the client’s identity, the settlement agreement having the client’s real name on it will not only be a true Malibu Media anonymous settlement, but it will also cover any other fictitious “John Doe” entity that could have downloaded any of Malibu Media movies, ever.

2) “ALL OF MALIBU MEDIA’S TITLES”

Malibu Media settlement agreements used to be very specific as to which specific Malibu Media titles were being settled, and the settlement used to cover ONLY THOSE TITLES and no other titles allegedly downloaded.  This was back when the Patrick Collins, Inc. v. John Does 1-1000 cases were still being filed.

Immediately we recognized that this limitation of the scope of the agreement to ONLY THOSE KNOWN TITLES DOWNLOADED exposed the client to multiple lawsuits for 1) Malibu Media movie titles that Malibu Media ‘slickly’ left out of their list, or 2) Malibu Media titles which their Guardaley investigators missed.  Thus today, when we negotiate a Malibu Media settlement, the settlement necessarily includes ALL PAST ACTS of copyright infringement FOR ALL OF MALIBU MEDIA’s MOVIES.

In sum, when dealing with a copyright troll such as Malibu Media, LLC, and you see that they do something innocuous such as changing the lawsuit names from “Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe” to “Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe, subscriber assigned IP address 214.42.955.8,” realize that THEY HAVE DONE THIS FOR A REASON.

What else can you tell me about the Malibu Media cases?

[2017 UPDATE] The best way to learn about Malibu Media, LLC is to read what happened to them as it happened.  The list of stories below (in the order I listed them) tell the Malibu Media story in a way that you will understand them.


FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MALIBU MEDIA, LLC:Again, if you have been implicated as a John Doe defendant in a Malibu Media, LLC lawsuit, there are TWO (2) main articles you should read immediately:

1) “Everything You Need To Know in One Page About Your Malibu Media, LLC (X-Art) Lawsuit [FAQ],” and then

2) “In-Depth Malibu Media.  Their Lawsuits, Their Strategies, and Their Settlements.”

FOR IMMEDIATE CONTACT WITH AN ATTORNEY: To set up a free consultation to speak to an attorney about your Malibu Media, LLC lawsuit, click here.  Lastly, please feel free to e-mail me at info[at] cashmanlawfirm.com, or call 713-364-3476 to speak to me now about your case (I do prefer you read the articles first), or to get your questions answered.

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    Malibu Media California cases ordered to reveal geolocation accuracy.

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    It is nice to see when a house of cards starts to shake.  It reminds me that with a gentle blow, all the cards can come tumbling down.  SJD shares that Malibu Media California Cases (X-Art) are about to experience some wind.

    Kudos to Sophisticated Jane Doe at Fight Copyright Trolls for breaking this story.  Her article, entitled “Judge Alsup threatens to bar further Malibu Media cases in his district until the accuracy of the geolocation technology is fully vetted” is a worthwhile read. This is true EVEN for those who do not delve into the details of what happens in Malibu Media California cases versus Malibu Media Texas cases filed by Andrew Kumar and Michael Lowenberg.

    [FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MALIBU MEDIA, LLC:If you have been implicated as a John Doe defendant in a Malibu Media, LLC lawsuit, there are TWO (2) main articles you should read immediately:

    1) “Everything You Need To Know in One Page About Your Malibu Media, LLC (X-Art) Lawsuit [FAQ],” and then
    2) “In-Depth Malibu Media.  Their Lawsuits, Their Strategies, and Their Settlements.”

    FOR IMMEDIATE CONTACT AN ATTORNEY: To set up a free consultation to speak to an attorney about your Malibu Media, LLC lawsuit, click here.  Lastly, please feel free to e-mail me at info [at] cashmanlawfirm.com, or call 713-364-3476 to speak to me now about your case (I do prefer you read the articles first), or to get your questions answered.]

    California Judge Alsup Order Asks To Scrutinize Maxmind Geolocation Services.

    Malibu Media, LLC has filed 6,000+ lawsuits across the US relying on a Maxmind geolocation database which they use to determine which infringers to sue (based on their city and/or zip code), and in which federal court to sue them.

    The zip code data becomes relevant internally because Malibu Media targets accused defendants who live in ‘wealthy’ neighborhoods and ignores defendants who they believe do not have the ‘assets’ to pay them the ransom they demand from each accused downloader.

    Taken from Maxmind’s site, they even offer services which provide their customers the estimated average income of each infringer so that Malibu Media can focus their efforts on only the ‘highest income infringers.’

    Average Income (US Only)The weighted average income in US dollars per person for the zip code(s) associated with the IP address.

    More relevant to the Malibu Media California cases and SJD’s article, geolocation data is important because filing a lawsuit against a defendant who does not live in that district deprives the court of jurisdiction to hear the case against that defendant.  This is called ‘personal jurisdiction.’

    But, in the California Malibu Media Cases, this “Maxmind” service might cause the downfall of all of the Malibu Media California cases.  Why?  Because Judge Alsup is about to figure out exactly how the geolocation services work.

    You could bet that if they fall in California, I will be sharing what made those cards fall with the judges in Texas, NJ, NY, (and since I follow Malibu plaintiff attorney Jackie James around with her Malibu Media cases), CT too.  Why?  Because California Judge Alsup’s rulings are binding only in the California federal courts.  However, in all other federal courts, they are still PERSUASIVE.

    If I had one wish, it would be for Judge Alsup to also review the Guardaley Black Box.

    Not to look a gifthorse in the mouth, but when I wrote this article initially, I thought that Judge Alsup was going to investigate Guardaley’s black box.  Here is why:

    Malibu Media California Cases | Soon to fall like a House of Cards
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    “Because we download fragments from you, you must have the entire file.”

    The Guardaley bittorrent tracking system dips in to various bittorrent swarms and connects with computers to download tiny bittorrent file fragments with the logic that if the download from a particular internet user’s computer was successful, then [LOGIC JUMP] that user must have the entire file downloaded on his computer.

    This identical black box issue applies to the other MOVIE LAWSUITS too.

    It should be noted that without getting into conspiracy theories about how the MPAA / RIAA colluded with Malibu Media, LLC and the other pornography companies to break copyright, other mainstream movie cases potentially ‘have egg on their faces’ too with Judge Alsup’s order.

    Why?  Because whether we are dealing with a Malibu Media, LLC case, a ME2 Productions case, a Cook Productions case, a I.T. Productions case, or even a WWE Studios Finance Corp. movie… you are still dealing with RIGHTSENFORCEMENT, Carl Crowell, Anti-Piracy Management Company (APMC), and ultimately… Guardaley, the German company behind each of the various US-based shell companies selling rights to use their black box bittorrent tracking software.

    I could also bet that these same companies are likely using the same “Maxmind” geolocation services as well (since they cut-and-paste their boilerplate strategies, whether applying their system to internet users accused of downloading pornography, e-books, or movie content).

    How much of the infringing file must you have for Malibu Media to prove copyright infringement?

    If Judge Alsup continues to investigate Malibu Media’s cases beyond the Maxmind geolocation services, I encourage him to also investigate the Guardaley black box.

    QUESTIONS TO ASK:  Judge Alsup might ask how the system chooses to connect to the computers, and whether it randomly selects one “block” (a file fragment; often 16 KB in size) hundreds of blocks, or millions of blocks (Malibu Media bittorrent files (“.torrent” files) usually comprise a siterip which contains multiple movie files contained in one bittorrent “.torrent” file.  

    Each movie file can be hundreds of MEGABYTES large, and the total bittorrent “.torrent” file can potentially be MULTIPLE GIGABYTES large).

    Simplifying the numbers:  Assuming a .torrent file contains 1GB of movie files (1GB = 1,000 MB = 1,000,000 KB), and that 1GB torrent is broken down into 16 KB blocks (file fragments), then the Malibu Media X-Art Movie bittorrent will be broken down into 62,500 blocks.  If Malibu Media’s Guardaley black box shows that they have successfully downloaded 100 separate 16KB blocks, that means that they have established only that accused infringer has downloaded 1.6 MB of a 1 GB torrent file.  

    At 200 KB/s (not going into the minute differences between a Kilobyte and a Kilobit), that means that the downloader participated in the bittorrent swarm downloading Malibu Media’s Siterip content for a total of 8 seconds, and that they have only 1.6 MB of Malibu’s X-Art movie (1.6 MB of 1 GB = .0000016% of Malibu’s Siterip, hardly enough to prove that it was “more likely than not” that the accused John Doe Defendant committed copyright infringement.

    If Malibu Media’s Guardaley black box is selecting and connecting to only a small number of blocks (a small set of file fragments, noting that there are potentially tens of thousands of blocks needed to complete a download) this does not prove that the accused defendant downloaded anything more than the number blocks the Guardaley black box software tracked the user as possessing on his or her computer.

    Malibu Media California Cases and the “Preponderance of Evidence Standard”

    Malibu Media, LLC will counter that the evidence they need to prove is “more likely than not,” namely, that it is more likely than not that the accused downloader downloaded enough of the infringing file to constitute copyright infringement.  This is also called the “preponderance of evidence” standard of proof in legal speak.  Thus, Malibu Media, LLC will not need to prove that the entire file was downloaded; only that ‘it was more likely than not’ that the file was downloaded.

    However, for the Malibu Media California cases, I am hoping that the plaintiff attorney will need to prove to Judge Alsup that this is the case, and to do this, they will have to open their black box software up to Daubert-level scrutiny.  If they fail in this task, Malibu Media California cases will end and the next ‘wave’ of cases will need to be spread across other federal courts, sans California.  Looking into the geolocation technologies (which Malibu Media, LLC claims is 100% accurate), however, is a good start.

    He just used the words…”HEARSAY.”

    Of interest to me is something that Fight Copyright Troll’s article didn’t talk about — namely, that UNLESS THE MAXMIND GEOLOCATION SERVICES CAN BE VETTED, the printouts and data Maxmind purports to share about an accused John Doe Defendant’s location is nothing other than HEARSAY.  (See Judge Alsup’s Order, p.2, line 12).

    The declaration parroted several hearsay statements about the accuracy of Maxmind from its website.

    To the copyright troll attorneys who read my blog to learn what we are thinking about as far as strategy: While I am not making a big deal to flush out the hearsay issue, I just wanted to take a moment to point out that those same words just came out of Judge Alsup’s mouth.  Namely, that the so-called geolocation evidence that the Maxmind services provide might not even be admissible at trial because the it is considered HEARSAY, and likely not admissible under the hearsay exceptions.

    Since these words came out of his mouth, I bet it is a good idea to have a good explanation prepared why the data provided by the Maxmind geolocation service should not be considered hearsay and thus inadmissible as you are trying to reach that “more likely than not” evidence standard.

    What else can you tell me about the Malibu Media cases?

    [2017 UPDATE] The best way to learn about Malibu Media, LLC is to read what happened to them as it happened.  The list of stories below (in the order I listed them) tell the Malibu Media story in a way that you will understand them.


    FOR IMMEDIATE CONTACT AN ATTORNEY: To set up a free consultation to speak to an attorney about your Malibu Media, LLC lawsuit, click here.  Lastly, please feel free to e-mail me at [email protected], or call 713-364-3476 to speak to me now about your case (I do prefer you read the articles first), or to get your questions answered.

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      Malibu Media Copyrights No Longer Filed, but X-Art is still FILMING?

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      Five days ago, I wrote an article noting that Malibu Media copyrights were no longer being filed.  I noted that from 2012-2015, Colette and Brigham Field, owners of X-Art (Malibu Media, LLC) filed over 100+ copyrights each month, and that to date they have filed over 6,000 copyright infringement lawsuits in federal courts across the US.  Because the number of copyright filings dropped off in 2016 (and now in 2017, there were ZERO copyright filings to date) I mistakenly assumed that Malibu Media was no longer filming porn videos.

      This morning, I read an article by Breitbart author Warner Todd Huston that not only is X-Art still filming their porn videos, but that they did so from NBA star Chris Bosh’s 10,755-square-foot mansion in Pacific Palisades, California.  Pictures of Bosh’s 1.5 acre estate [now the backdrop of future X-art.com films] can be found here.

      NOTE: BEFORE READING THIS ARTICLE: If you have not already done so, and you are implicated as a John Doe in a Malibu Media, LLC lawsuit, read these first:

      1) “Everything You Need To Know in One Page About Your Malibu Media, LLC (X-Art) Lawsuit [FAQ]
      2) “In-Depth Malibu Media.  Their Lawsuits, Their Strategies, and Their Settlements

      FOR IMMEDIATE CONTACT AN ATTORNEY: To set up a free consultation to speak to an attorney about your Malibu Media, LLC lawsuit, click here.  Lastly, please feel free to e-mail me at info [at] cashmanlawfirm.com, or call 713-364-3476 to speak to me now about your case (I do prefer you read the articles first), or to get your questions answered.

      Malibu Media still filming X-Art porn videos, but are filing NO COPYRIGHTS.

      The fact that valid Malibu Media copyrights exist has been the tactical keystone to justify the thousands of copyright infringement lawsuits they have filed over the years.  To date, Malibu Media holds 731 copyrights, each of which have been used or asserted against those who have downloaded their films using bittorrent.

      Copyright.gov Malibu Media Copyrights

      Malibu Media copyrights, just like every other action taken by Colette and Brigham Field are filed are maneuvers to maximize the profitability of their X-Art adult films (even to the point of complaining that the Bosh house was full of toxic mold and rat droppings in order to recoup a $92,000 security deposit):

      …the mansion was unsafe and filled with toxic mold, roof leaks, rat droppings, plumbing problems, and slow internet connections. The couple is suing to get their $92,000 security deposit back.

      What I do not understand is why they are not filing copyrights for these new films.  There must be a REASON — a tactical reason — whether it is to scheme, scam, or extort money from some family or some internet user who has stumbled upon their films.  Why to date are there ZERO copyright filings for their new movies?

      Malibu Media Copyrights To Date (Filed 2009 – YTD 2017)

      Here is a tally of the number of copyrights filed by Malibu Media to date:

      • In 2009, Malibu Media, LLC filed for only 2 copyrights.
      • In 2010, 15 copyrights.
      • In 2011, 61 copyrights.
      • In 2012 (when they first started suing), 129 copyrights.
      • In 2013, 177 copyrights.
      • In 2014, 189 copyrights.
      • In 2015, 112 copyrights.
      • In 2016, 46 copyrights.
      • In 2017, ZERO copyrights filed.

      What else can you tell me about the Malibu Media cases?

      [2017 UPDATE:] The best way to learn about Malibu Media, LLC is to read what happened to them as it happened.  The list of stories below (in the order I listed them) tell the Malibu Media story in a way that you will understand them.

      Malibu Media movies, and why it is important to know this list.

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      MALIBU MEDIA MOVIES

      Malibu Media, LLC is the biggest filer of copyright lawsuits, possibly ever.  Since 2012, Malibu Media, LLC filed 6,000+ cases filed in federal district courts across the U.S. (and counting).  Their lawsuits sue for $150,000 in copyright infringement damages for the unlawful download of ONLY ONE MALIBU MEDIA MOVIE, but in their filing against the individual ISP account holder, they accused that subscriber of downloading tens, sometimes over 100 films. Malibu Media movies are no longer filmed (or, at a minimum, they are no longer filing copyrights for any new movies), but it appears as if 100% of their efforts is on tracking users who view those movies without authorization over the internet.

      Malibu Media, LLC has been accused of not properly publishing their movies before suing defendants, and more often than not, internet users have reported that they were sued for downloading Malibu Media movies which were not yet posted on Malibu Media LLC’s X-Art.com website.  Curiously, Malibu Media movies first appear as “leaked” onto the bittorrent networks.  Recently, it has become a question as to whether Malibu Media, LLC is running what is called a ‘honeypot’, similar to what John Steele of Prenda Law Inc. was caught doing.

      Malibu Media, LLC deceptively takes advantage of the three-month rule loophole as codified in 17 U.S.C. § 412  by suing for Malibu Media movies which were not copyrighted at the time the alleged downloads took place.  Thus, any internet user who took the time to visit the Copyright.Gov website to check on the status of Malibu Media movies before downloading them (a ‘careful’ infringer) often will not find the searched-for Malibu Media movie title, yet Malibu Media still claims copyright rights over that movie.

      NOTE: BEFORE READING THIS ARTICLE: If you have not already done so, and you are implicated as a John Doe in a Malibu Media, LLC lawsuit, read these first:

      1) “Everything You Need To Know in One Page About Your Malibu Media, LLC (X-Art) Lawsuit [FAQ]
      2) “In-Depth Malibu Media.  Their Lawsuits, Their Strategies, and Their Settlements

      FOR IMMEDIATE CONTACT AN ATTORNEY: To set up a free consultation to speak to an attorney about your Malibu Media, LLC lawsuit, click here.  Lastly, please feel free to e-mail me at info [at] cashmanlawfirm.com, or call 713-364-3476 to speak to me now about your case (I do prefer you read the articles first), or to get your questions answered.

      What makes Malibu Media, LLC especially dangerous?

      I normally wouldn’t spend the time on an article like this, but what makes Malibu Media, LLC especially dangerous to a copyright infringement defendant is that unlike other copyright holders who file a lawsuit as soon as infringement is detected, Malibu Media, LLC waits.

      Malibu Media, LLC does not immediately file the lawsuit once infringement is detected.  Rather, using technology akin to wiretapping, they will watch the IP address and network of their suspected infringer, and they will sit in the background like a virus and will log each and every movement, web page visited, and every movie watched (legally, illegally).

      NOTE: Both I and Professor Sag have gone in depth about the lack of evidence Malibu Media, LLC has in their cases.  Like the other ‘common troll’ copyright trolls and those affiliated with Guardaley and their German shell company counterparts, the type of ‘evidence’ Malibu Media, LLC appears to log and produce is ‘snapshot’ evidence.  Snapshot evidence is proof that on a certain date and time, a computer having an IP addressed assigned to a defendant’s internet account was ‘in the room’ (in a bittorrent swarm).  However, this is not evidence that actual copyright infringement happened, or that they actually logged anything other than a snapshot.  Similarly, this “other evidence” they have when they track you 1) is likely inadmissible because it is illegal, and 2) if it is not wiretapping and it was obtained with legal means, it is likely prejudicial character evidence.  And even if it is not, 3) it is still likely hearsay.

      Once Malibu Media’s German investigators have enough so-called ‘evidence’ on an alleged infringer, they will file a copyright infringement for one lawsuit, and as an attachment, they will list “other Malibu Media movies” they claimed were also downloaded, some logged months or even over a year before the lawsuit was filed.

      I used the term ‘wiretapping’, which is illegal.  However, wiretapping is not the subject of this article.  The point to acknowledge is that Malibu is somehow tracking the activities of its selected targets, and once it has amassed enough incriminating data on that defendant, they file a lawsuit.

      How do I know that Malibu is tracking their users?

      The fact that Malibu Media, LLC is actually tracking the activities of their targeted users over a long period of time was not immediately clear to me.

      In 2013, Malibu Media was listing “other downloaded movies and copyrighted titles” in their lawsuit filings.  Back in 2013, Malibu Media, LLC spent quite a bit of time trying to establish that their defendants were ‘serial’ infringers, and thus the judge should rule that any innocuous downloads should be considered ‘willful infringement’.  (‘Willful infringement’ carries statutory damages of $150,000, whereas ‘non-willful infringement’ can allow for minimum statutory damages of only $750).  Malibu’s goal at the time was to prove that since the defendant was a ‘serial infringer,’ meaning, since he downloaded all of these other titles, he must have downloaded their adult videos as well, as claimed in the lawsuit complaint.

      The courts obviously did not like Malibu’s practice of including “other non-Malibu titles downloaded,” and they ruled that this evidence was prejudicial character evidence.  Since then, Malibu Media, LLC stopped including this extraneous data (although, this has not stopped other copyright attorneys from doing the same thing out of the court).

      Thinking back, however, the question the attorney defending the case should have asked (it wasn’t my client’s case) was not only whether the so-called evidence of other downloaded movies is prejudicial character evidence, but whether Malibu Media, LLC broke federal and state wiretapping laws to acquire that information.

      Just yesterday, I wrote that Malibu Media, LLC was on a three-month hiatus, and that based on their pattern of filing lawsuits, I did not expect new lawsuits to be filed until the summer.  However, for users watching and viewing Malibu Media movies, it occurred to me that they have already likely tagged you and are actively tracking your internet activities.  They will likely continue to do so until they file suit in their next round of lawsuits.

      What can we do about it if Malibu is already tracking me?

      Remember, Malibu Media only files lawsuits against defendants who have a history of viewing their copyrighted movies.  So if you were tagged, the best way to minimize your chances of being sued is to stop viewing Malibu Media movies.

      However, as soon as you see the X-Art.com logo featured at the top of this page in Malibu Media movies’ intro clips, it is likely too late.  They have likely already tracked that, so unplugging the power from the wall won’t change the fact that they just monitored you downloading their adult film.  It is better to be aware of the sheer number of Malibu Media movies already copyrighted, and to be aware of which adult movie titles belong to Malibu Media, LLC.  Better yet, it is a good idea not to get tracked at all, but that is outside the scope of this article (and take those precautions at your own risk), especially since we do not yet understand how they are tracking your activities.

      How can I look up the Malibu Media movies which have been copyrighted?

      The Copyright.Gov page allows you to do a search.  You would search for “Malibu Media” in the “Name”.

      When you do the search, you will see the following page snippet; click on “Malibu Media, LLC” (as of writing this article, they have 731 titles copyrighted).

      Copyright.gov Malibu Media Search

      How Many Malibu Media movies were filed each year?

      This is not exactly relevant or useful (yet), but it is still interesting to note.

      • In 2009, Malibu Media, LLC filed for only 2 copyrights.
      • In 2010, 15 copyrights.
      • In 2011, 61 copyrights.
      • In 2012 (when they first started suing), 129 copyrights.
      • In 2013, 177 copyrights.
      • In 2014, 189 copyrights.
      • In 2015, 112 copyrights.
      • In 2016, 46 copyrights.
      • In 2017, ZERO copyrights filed.

      Obviously, I can pull a lot of information from this data, namely that the number of Malibu Media movies filmed appears to follow the number of copyright infringement lawsuits filed for the sharing of these titles, as if they were filmed for the sole purpose of suing for the infringement of these titles.

      I also want to note that at the peak of their lawsuits — 2013-2014, they filed a total of 366 full length adult videos.  That’s a lot of video taping (and a lot of something else) — almost one full length adult film churned out every other day.

      Lastly, it is notable that in 2016 and 2017, the number of new Malibu Media movies dropped to 46 in 2016, and ZERO in 2017.  At this point, Malibu Media, LLC and X-Art.com are no longer in the adult film business.  Their activities appear to now comprise 100% copyright trolling.

      Can I see the list of Malibu Media, LLC movie titles?

      And last, but not least, the list of Malibu Media movies currently copyrighted (in ABC order).

      MOVIE TITLE#DATE:
      Above the Air.PA00019442002015
      After Hours.PA00017804612011
      Afternoon Picnic.PA00018269982013
      Afternoon Snack.PA00018332672013
      Afterthoughts.PA00019094792014
      Alexis Lovely and Ready to Fuck.PA00019704602015
      All About Anna.PA00018861952014
      All I Want for Christmas.PA00019869762015
      All Oiled Up.PA00018851872014
      All Tied Up.PA00018660772013
      Almost Famous.PA00018646872013
      Alone in My Room.PA00018596632013
      Alone is a Dream Left Behind.PA00018609842013
      Amazing Grace.PA00018064772012
      Among the Wildflowers.PA00019547942015
      And Then There Was You.PA00018746152013
      Angel Afternoon Delight.PA00017768352012
      Angel Dust.PA00019442012015
      Angel Journey to the East.PA00017694902011
      Angel Seaside Romp.PA00017715282012
      Angelica Means Angel.PA00019097822014
      Angie VIP Lounge.PA00017717052011
      Anneli Dream Girl.PA00017694892011
      Anneli Leila Menage a Trois .PA00017716622012
      Another Night.PA00018333592013
      Any And All For You.PA00019086772014
      Apartment in Madrid.PA00018269922013
      Apartment Number Four.PA00018359542013
      Apertif Our Style.PA00018745222013
      Are You Man Enough.PA00019507612015
      Arrest Me.PA00018719412013
      Art of Anal Sex.PA00017768342011
      Artiste.PA00020201802016
      Aspirations.PA00018346692013
      Aspirations.PA00018385942013
      Asstastic.PA00020150882016
      At Home With Tiffany.PA00018804962014
      Au Paradis.PA00018958462014
      Aurora Wants It All.PA00020252412016
      Awakening.PA00018688062013
      Awe Inspiring Orgy.PA00019177122014
      Baby Blues.PA00018678872013
      Back For More.PA00019284272014
      Back to Bed.PA00018476562013
      Backdoor Lover.PA00017859582011
      Backstage.PA00017979432012
      Bad Girls.PA00018476612013
      Barely Fits.PA00019284122015
      Be With Me.PA00019075742014
      Beautiful Girl.PA00019097842014
      Beautiful Place.PA00019954802016
      Bedtime Hijinks.PA00019127762014
      Being Me.PA00018025602012
      Best Blondes.PA00018658162013
      Best Friends With Benefits.PA00019351022015
      Black and White.PA00018312262013
      Black Lingerie Bliss.PA00018064682012
      Black On White.PA00019094892014
      Black Widow.PA00019871832015
      Blindfold Me : 2.PA00018678902013
      Blindfold Me and Tie Me Up.PA00018678882013
      Blindfold Me Baby.PA00019029712014
      Blonde Ambition.PA00017797962012
      Blonde In My Bedroom.PA00018692472013
      Blonde Perfection.PA00019260612014
      Blonde Teenage Dream.PA00020252372016
      Blondes Love Brunettes.PA00019373762015
      Body Language.PA00018680962013
      Bohemian Rhapsody.PA00018675842013
      Bottoms Up.PA00018385962013
      Bound By Desire.PA00019507602015
      Brazilian Love Affair.PA00018950952014
      Breakfast at Eves.PA00019094802014
      Breakfast in Bed.PA00017872532012
      Brilliant Jillian.PA00018826482014
      Bring Me To My Knees.PA00019321062015
      Bunny Love.PA00018431092013
      Burning.PA00018609512013
      By Myself.PA00018161672012
      Cabin And My Wood.PA00019739972015
      California Dreams.PA00017805642012
      California Surf Fever.PA00019539532015
      Call Me Fox.PA00019212912014
      Cant Let Go.PA00019177132014
      Caprice Makes Me Cum.PA00019740232015
      Caprice Tropical Vibe.PA00017768022011
      Capture Me.PA00019442022015
      Caribbean Christmas.PA00019260932014
      Carla Intimate.PA00017787672012
      Carlie Beautiful Blowjob .PA00017620792010
      Carlie beautiful blowjob & 9 other titles; motion pictures.V3621D3962012
      Carlie Beautiful Blowjob / by Malibu Media, LLC.PA00013971912011
      Carlie Big Toy Orgasm.PA00017768392010
      Carlie Big Toy Orgasm / by Malibu Media, LLC.PA00013971922012
      Carlie Leila Strawberries and Wine .PA00017620812010
      Carlie Leila Strawberries and Wine / by Malibu Media, LLC.PA00013971902011
      Carmen An Afternoon to Remember.PA00017759022012
      Carmen Leila Christmas Vacation.PA00017717062011
      Carmen Poolside Striptease.PA00017716722012
      Carry Me Home.PA00019084522014
      Cassie My Love.PA00018660532013
      Casual Affair.PA00018004712012
      Casual Sex.PA00018208572012
      Cat Fight.PA00019160432014
      Catching the Sun.PA00019507622015
      Catching Up.PA00018893912014
      Chloe Loves Carl Part 2.PA00019065612014
      Christmas Story.PA00018745272013
      Circles of Bliss.PA00018332972013
      Classic Beauty.PA00018064732012
      Clean and Wet.PA00018609552013
      Close to the Edge.PA00018005792012
      Cloudy Hot Day.PA00019187902014
      Cock Teaser.PA00019953342016
      Come Close.PA00019051402014
      Come From Behind.PA00018632482013
      Come Fuck With Me.PA00020149512016
      Come Inside From the Cold.PA00018624842013
      Come to Me.PA00017913502011
      Come To Me Now.PA00018921812014
      Come To My Window.PA00017995762012
      Come Together Part #1.PA00019428402015
      Come Together Part #2.PA00019428412015
      Coming Late.PA00019042862014
      Competition.PA00019321162015
      Connie True Love.PA00017759032012
      Constance Aaron X-Art on TV.PA00017717072011
      Coucher Avec une Autre Fille.PA00018017152012
      Creamy.PA00018746172014
      Cristalina.PA00017939722011
      Crush on Kush.PA00020149352016
      Cum In Get Wet.PA00019239482014
      Cum Inside the Fantasy Suite.PA00019420002015
      Cum on the Floor.PA00019148182014
      Cum With Me.PA00018177142012
      Cum Worthy.PA00019364742015
      Cut Once More Please.PA00019054912014
      Czech Beauties.PA00018596542013
      Czechmates.PA00020149322016
      Daddy’s Office.PA00017768382010
      Daddy’s Office / by Malibu Media, LLC.PA00013971842012
      Dancing Romance.PA00019039152014
      Dangerous Game.PA00018105052012
      Dangerous When Wet.PA00019547932015
      Dark Desires.PA00018596582013
      Date Night at Home.PA00018646892013
      Day to Remember.PA00018118502012
      Daydream.PA00018104552012
      Deep Awakening.PA00019493682015
      Deep Blue Passion.PA00018851682014
      Deep Down In Me.PA00019229552014
      Deep In Love.PA00020150852016
      Deep Inside Caprice.PA00017768372011
      Deep Longing.PA00018257222013
      Deepest Desires.PA00019351102015
      Digital Love.PA00018630552013
      Do It To Me One More Time.PA00019441982015
      Do Me Darling.PA00019212972014
      Do Not Keep Me Waiting Part #1.PA00019412832015
      Do Not Keep Me Waiting Part #2.PA00019412842015
      Domination.PA00019739992015
      Domination Part 2.PA00019740012015
      Dorm.PA00017804682011
      Double Daydreams.PA00018692462013
      Double Oh Heaven.PA00019187362014
      Double Tease.PA00018921832014
      Dream Come True.PA00018003562012
      Dream of You.PA00019095162014
      Dreams do Come True.PA00018519792013
      Dressed to Thrill.PA00019739952015
      Drinks For Two.PA00019055122014
      Dripping Desires.PA00019187372014
      Dripping Pleasures.PA00019412852015
      Early Morning Orgasm.PA00019145362014
      East Meets West.PA00019260882014
      Elevated Erotica.PA00019095132014
      Elle Hearts Girls.PA00018476522013
      Emilie Is All Alone.PA00018899132014
      Enchanting Real Orgasms.PA00018332952013
      Enjoy My Backdoor.PA00019041492014
      Enjoy the Ride.PA00019260862014
      Epic Love.PA00018980912014
      Erotic Encounter.PA00019657582015
      Erotic Stretching and Sex.PA00018622932013
      Evening at Home.PA00017825592012
      Evening at Home Part 2.PA00017852042012
      Everlasting Friendship.PA00018346202013
      Everlasting Friendship.PA00018385952013
      Every Guys Perfect Threesome.PA00020151132016
      Every Mans Sexy Camping Trip.PA00019670792015
      Exposed And Aroused.PA00019212932014
      Falling For You.PA00018460972013
      Fantasy Come True.PA00018746292013
      Farewell.PA00018004732012
      Fascination With My Body.PA00018851892014
      Fashion Fantasy.PA00018851852014
      Fashion Models.PA00018385992013
      Fashion Models Are Bisexual.PA00019260852014
      Faye Prelude to an Orgy.PA00017768362011
      Featherlight.PA00018346182013
      Feeling Frisky.PA00018806712014
      Finding Elysium.PA00018147842012
      Fine Fingerfucking.PA00020150982016
      Fireside Fantasy.PA00019076072014
      First and Forever.PA00018631122013
      First Lesbian Experience.PA00019470932015
      First Love.PA00018064762012
      First Time.PA00019260922014
      Flexible Beauty.PA00018118532012
      Floating Emotions.PA00018871262014
      Foot Fetish.PA00017939702012
      For Your Eyes Only.PA00019094852014
      Forever You Part #1.PA00019239652014
      Forever You Part #2.PA00019239662014
      Formidable Beauty.PA00018147852012
      Four Play.PA00020149382016
      Four-Way Fuckathon.PA00019785122015
      Four Way In 4K.PA00019954992016
      Four Ways.PA00019145322014
      Foursome.PA00017804702011
      Freckle Faced Fox.PA00019704542015
      From Three to Four.PA00018980592014
      From Three to Four Part 2.PA00019029702014
      Fuck Me More.PA00019239572014
      Fucking Ballerinas.PA00019284042015
      Fucking Goddesses.PA00019160512014
      Fucking Hot Threesome.PA00019577002015
      Fucking Perfection.PA00017895072011
      Fucking Picnic.PA00019704872015
      Fun for Three.PA00019147312014
      Get Wild At Home.PA00018774702014
      Getting Down.PA00018386012013
      Getting Our Pussies Wet For You.PA00019953322016
      Getting Ready for Bed.PA00018806692014
      Getting Ready For You.PA00018747442014
      Gift From Colette.PA00018729692013
      Gift From Vegas.PA00019740042015
      Girl in a Room.PA00018609682013
      Girl in My Shower.PA00017835492009
      Girl in My Shower / by Malibu Media, LLC.PA00013971782012
      Girl Like You.PA00018270062013
      Girl’s Fantasy.PA00018192942012
      Girls Just Want to Have Fun.PA00019470902015
      Girls Love Pink and Diamonds.PA00018622902013
      Girls Night.PA00017939712012
      Girls Night Out.PA00017624092011
      Girls Who Like Girls.PA00018526762013
      Girly Girls.PA00018622842013
      Give Me More.PA00019043112014
      Give Me More Part 2.PA00019054792014
      Go Down On Me.PA00019041312014
      Go Fish.PA00018804692014
      Going Strong.PA00018596602013
      Good Morning Baby.PA00018476552013
      Good Morning I Love You.PA00019412872015
      Good Morning Melissa.PA00020201752016
      Good Night Kiss.PA00018729702013
      Good Vibrations.PA00018003592012
      Grace Angelic.PA00018000222012
      Green Eyes.PA00018430902013
      Group Sex.PA00018921822014
      Grow Up With Me.PA00018661852013
      Happy Birthday Capri.PA00018460872013
      Happy Couple.PA00017944612012
      Happy Ending.PA00017804642011
      Hayden Pink and Tight.PA00017768052011
      Heart & Soul.PA00018153532012
      Heaven Sent.PA00017881362012
      Heavenly Brunettes.PA00017807662012
      Her First Threesome.PA00017913492011
      Her First Time.PA00018630462013
      High School Dropouts.PA00018719342013
      Highrise Rendezvous.PA00019082132014
      Hippie Chic.PA00019461892015
      Holiday in Spain.PA00017804662011
      Horsing Around.PA00019955022016
      Hot Bath for Two.PA00019147342014
      Hot Brunettes.PA00018659572013
      Hot Chocolate.PA00018596572013
      Hot In Here.PA00019900012016
      Hot Number.PA00018784562014
      Hot Orgasm.PA00019039222014
      Hot Sauna.PA00017804712011
      Hot Summer Rain.PA00019239602014
      Hot Winter Fox.PA00019740182015
      House of the Rising Sun.PA00018064752012
      I Am In the Mood.PA00018806722014
      I Can Not Wait.PA00018774732014
      I Know You Love Me.PA00019461902015
      I Like Cherry Pie.PA00020252422016
      I Love James Deen.PA00018609822013
      I Love X-Art.PA00018332962013
      I Touch Myself.PA00018460842013
      I Want to Tell You.PA00018720822013
      I Want You To Want Me.PA00019253352014
      I Want You To Watch Me.PA00018921792014
      I Will See You In The Morning.PA00018747462014
      Ibiza Love.PA00018208552012
      If Only It Were You.PA00017906562011
      In Bed.PA00018118972012
      In Bed With Me.PA00019351012015
      In Charge.PA00018659562013
      In For The Night.PA00018746702014
      In Love with a Girl.PA00018660522013
      In Love With Lexi.PA00018333182013
      In Love With Little Caprice.PA00019749932015
      In My Living Room.PA00018950882014
      In the Blind.PA00019094872014
      In The Dark.PA00019084512014
      In the Garden of Ecstasy.PA00020149402016
      In the Mirror.PA00019321182015
      Infinite Luvv.PA00019586062015
      Insanely Gorgeous.PA00018852052014
      Inside Caprice.PA00019900042015
      Inside Perfection.PA00018177562012
      Inspiration.PA00018017142012
      Instant Erotica.PA00019160582014
      Intimate Experience.PA00018476572013
      Introducing Angelica.PA00018182832012
      Introducing Diana.PA00017895112012
      Introducing Kaylee.PA00017836462012
      Introducing Kennedy.PA00019657592015
      Introducing Kenzie.PA00018622862013
      Introducing Kiki.PA00018609652013
      Introducing Maya.PA00019284292015
      Introducing Mila.PA00018596522013
      Introducing Veronika.PA00017768012012
      Invisible.PA00018268602013
      It Has Always Been You.PA00018784242014
      It Is A Fine Line.PA00018804372014
      Je Mappelle Belle.PA00019212942014
      Jennifer Naughty Angel.PA00017768092010
      Jennifer Naughty Angel / by Malibu Media, LLC.PA00013971852012
      Jillian Multiple Orgasms.PA00020151162016
      Journey.PA00018656032013
      Jumping on the Bed.PA00018332982013
      Just Jennifer.PA00019038422014
      Just Married.PA00017804722011
      Just Natalie.PA00019229532014
      Just the Three of Us.PA00018806702014
      Just the Two of Us.PA00017816722011
      Just Watch.PA00018980922014
      Just Watch Part 2.PA00019029642014
      Kacey Jordan Does Xart.PA00019160652014
      Kat Translucence.PA00017620732009
      Kat Translucence / by Malibu Media, LLC.PA00013971762011
      Katka Cum Like Crazy.PA00017620742010
      Katka Cum Like Crazy / by Malibu Media, LLC.PA00013971892011
      Katka Sweet Surprise.PA00017620752010
      Katka Sweet Surprise / by Malibu Media, LLC.PA00013971882011
      Keep Cumming Kylie.PA00019670822015
      Keep on Cumming.PA00019419992015
      Kitty Will Play.PA00020201832016
      Knock On My Door.PA00018957632014
      Kristen Girl Next Door.PA00017620762010
      Kristen Girl Next Door / by Malibu Media, LLC.PA00013971872011
      Kristin and Nine Unleashed.PA00020151072016
      LA Love.PA00017904582010
      LA Love / by Malibu Media LLC.PA00013980152010
      LA Plans.PA00018692482013
      Late for Work.PA00018333602013
      Leila Faye Awesome Threesome.PA00017768042011
      Leila Faye Awesome Threesome / by Malibu Media, LLC.PA00013971812012
      Leila Last Night.PA00017759062012
      Leila Naked in the Hot Sun.PA00017768032011
      Leila Sex On The Beach.PA00017620832010
      Leila Sex On The Beach / by Malibu Media, LLC.PA00013971832011
      Let Me Join You.PA00019364752015
      Let Me Take Your Picture.PA00018624862013
      Life In The Fast Lane.PA00019733402015
      Light My Fire.PA00019239612014
      Like a Dove.PA00017904572012
      Like the First Time.PA00017788442012
      Like the Sun.PA00018659552013
      Lily Ivy Like the First Time.PA00019869782015
      Lipstick Lesbians.PA00018177552012
      Lisa’s Hidden Cam.PA00019145342014
      Lisas Playroom.PA00019470912015
      Listen To Me Cum.PA00019082112014
      Little China Girl.PA00019441992015
      Little Lover.PA00017949762012
      Little Play Thing.PA00019405972015
      Little Rain Must Fall.PA00018226532013
      Little Time For Myself.PA00018774742014
      Lonesome Without You.PA00018871082014
      Lost In My Own Moment.PA00018772532014
      Love at First Sight.PA00018727562013
      Love From USA.PA00019284302015
      Love Story.PA00018192962012
      Love With A View.PA00018633692013
      Lovely Lovers.PA00017873302012
      Lovers at Home.PA00018688162013
      Lovers in Paradise.PA00017804632011
      Lovers Lane.PA00019586222015
      Lovers Quarrel.PA00018142472012
      Lovers Way.PA00019051412014
      Loving Angels.PA00018177522012
      Loving It Hard And Deep.PA00019953312016
      Luckiest Man Alive.PA00019962162016
      Luminated Emotions.PA00019222752014
      Luminescense .PA00018692492013
      Lunchtime Fantasy.PA00017817022012
      Lying Around.PA00018727542013
      Mad Passion.PA00018310832013
      Maddy Me Crazy.PA00019493672015
      Made for Each Other.PA00018609742013
      Make Love To Me.PA00019704952015
      Make Me Feel Beautiful.PA00018596512013
      Make Up Sex.PA00019387712015
      Making Music.PA00018837692014
      Malibu Moments.PA00018622832013
      Malibu Moments II.PA00018609582013
      Many Shades of Grey.PA00018720832013
      Marry Me Caprice.PA00018476502013
      MaryJane Young Love.PA00017624042011
      Masseuse.PA00017796342011
      Maybe Yes.PA00019314752015
      Me Myself And I.PA00019336862015
      Meet Me in Madrid.PA00018476582013
      Meet My Lover From Austria.PA00018980942014
      Megan Morning Bath.PA00017620772010
      Megan Morning Bath / by Malibu Media, LLC.PA00013971932011
      Midnight Passion.PA00019336852015
      Mile High Club.PA00018772492014
      Mina’s Fantasy.PA00017620782010
      Mina’s Fantasy / by Malibu Media, LLC.PA00013971772011
      Miss Me Not.PA00018177632012
      Miss Perfect.PA00018092842012
      Miss You.PA00018332622013
      Model Couple.PA00018526772013
      Model Couple on Vacation.PA00018746132013
      Morning Desires.PA00018192922012
      Morning Fantasy.PA00017804742012
      Morning Glory.PA00019029682014
      Morning Meditation.PA00018826502014
      Morning Memories.PA00018064692012
      Morning Tryst.PA00018003552012
      Move With Me.PA00018789802014
      Much Needed Vacation.PA00018660832013
      Mutual Orgasm.PA00017833572011
      Muy Caliente.PA00019336832015
      My Best Friend’s Boyfriend.PA00017895102011
      My Blue Heaven.PA00019670772015
      My Days in Rome.PA00018861872014
      My Love.PA00017796922011
      My Naughty Girl.PA00018680942013
      Names.PA00018431062013
      Natural Beauty.PA00017804672011
      Naughty & Nice.PA00018192902012
      Never Better.PA00019260872014
      New Romance.PA00018609722013
      Newlyweds.PA00018596622013
      Nice and Slow.PA00019160382014
      Night of Excitement.PA00020201772016
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      Sapphic Experience.PA00017933642012
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      Unforgettable View Part One.PA00018177592012
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      Unveiling Part One.PA00018631052013
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      Veronica Wet Orgasm.PA00017624122011
      Veronika Coming Home.PA00017747612012
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      We Love Ourselves.PA00018609442013
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      In Summary

      In closing (if you even got this far in the article), be aware that Malibu Media, LLC is no longer in the adult movie business, but rather, in the copyright enforcement business. Their entire operation is based on monetizing the value of the 700+ copyrights they have filed with the copyright office. Similarly, I must assume that 100% of their operations budget is going into the costs of enforcement, namely, computer servers, and the costs of monitoring each of the hundreds of defendants I expect they are currently tracking and will be suing in the coming months.

      If you are interested in Malibu Media, LLC content, get a membership to their site (but do not expect to see new content). Do not view any of their content via bittorrent networks, as this is how they are compiling their lists of who to sue. In fact, if you see anything X-Art related, it’s probably a safe bet just to click away from the site and shut the window. Even streaming can get you sued these days.

      And if you are sued, our Cashman Law Firm, PLLC can be of assistance to you. Malibu Media, LLC cases all suffer from the same inherent faults, and that gives our clients a number of options on how to ignore, fight, or settle claims against our clients.

      What else can you tell me about the Malibu Media cases?

      [2017 UPDATE] The best way to learn about Malibu Media, LLC is to read what happened to them as it happened.  The list of stories below (in the order I listed them) tell the Malibu Media story in a way that you will understand them.


      FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MALIBU MEDIA, LLC:Again, if you have been implicated as a John Doe defendant in a Malibu Media, LLC lawsuit, there are TWO (2) main articles you should read immediately:

      1) “Everything You Need To Know in One Page About Your Malibu Media, LLC (X-Art) Lawsuit [FAQ],” and then
      2) “In-Depth Malibu Media.  Their Lawsuits, Their Strategies, and Their Settlements.”

      FOR IMMEDIATE CONTACT WITH AN ATTORNEY: To set up a free consultation to speak to an attorney about your Malibu Media, LLC lawsuit, click here.  Lastly, please feel free to e-mail me at info[at] cashmanlawfirm.com, or call 713-364-3476 to speak to me now about your case (I do prefer you read the articles first), or to get your questions answered.

      CONTACT FORM: If you have a question or comment about what I have written, and you want to keep it *for my eyes only*, please feel free to use the form below. The information you post will be e-mailed to me, and I will be happy to respond.

        NOTE: No attorney client relationship is established by sending this form, and while the attorney-client privilege (which keeps everything that you share confidential and private) attaches immediately when you contact me, I do not become your attorney until we sign a contract together.  That being said, please do not state anything “incriminating” about your case when using this form, or more practically, in any e-mail.

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        Malibu Media Cases and Why To Track Their Monthly Filings

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        Why track Malibu Media, LLC filing patterns?

        Malibu Media, LLC is possibly the most prolific (and in my opinion, the most egregious) copyright troll, having filed 6,000+ identical copyright infringement lawsuits across the US against bittorrent users.  Regardless of whether there is a relationship between the adult film industry and the movie industry or not, Malibu Media cases singlehandedly are destroying hundreds of families with their high settlement amounts.

        The difference between Malibu Media cases from years ago and Malibu Media cases today is that attorneys, together with activist bloggers have identified weaknesses in Malibu Media cases which today can allow a defendant to kill a Malibu case without needing to pay their high settlement ransom.  Specifically, recent revelations about the German Guardaley company (and the shell companies they set up) from whom Malibu Media, LLC purchases lists of IP addresses corresponding to defendants sued in Malibu Media cases indicate that Malibu Media, LLC sues defendants who might not actually be committing copyright infringement.

        While not necessarily on point, to understand the weaknesses in the Malibu Media cases, we can look to the recent article on “Why the ‘no settlement’ letter defense strategy actually has merit.”  Specifically, scroll down to the part of the article where I explain “why ‘being in the room’ is insufficient to prove copyright infringement.

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        [NOTE: BEFORE READING THIS ARTICLE: If you have not already done so, and you are implicated as a John Doe in a Malibu Media, LLC lawsuit, read these first:

        1) “Everything You Need To Know in One Page About Your Malibu Media, LLC (X-Art) Lawsuit [FAQ]
        2) “In-Depth Malibu Media.  Their Lawsuits, Their Strategies, and Their Settlements

        FOR IMMEDIATE CONTACT AN ATTORNEY: To set up a free consultation to speak to an attorney about your Malibu Media, LLC lawsuit, click here.  Lastly, please feel free to e-mail me at info [at] cashmanlawfirm.com, or call 713-364-3476 to speak to me now about your case (I do prefer you read the articles first), or to get your questions answered.]
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        Why Malibu Media cases need to be tracked and shut down.

        Even Professor Sag in his “Defense Against The Dark Arts of Copyright Trolling” paper (which exposes Malibu Media’s scheme) notes that certain aspects of Malibu Media cases — namely, that they claim infringement on a list of copyrighted titles — makes both fighting and settling a Malibu case slightly more complicated (1) because they do not ask for settlement for one title, and (2) winning one case alleging copyright infringement for one title does not stop Malibu Media, LLC from filing additional Malibu Media cases for any of the other titles allegedly downloaded.

        For these reasons, an attorney knowledgeable specifically about Malibu Media’s operations is important to understanding their actions.  Our Cashman Law Firm, PLLC has been fighting against copyright trolls since 2010, literally TWO YEARS before Malibu Media cases even showed up with their first filing (I mention this as a historical fact, and not as a “we’re the greatest, we’re so cool” self-aggrandizement comment).  As the owner of the Cashman Law Firm, I don’t claim to have special knowledge about Malibu Media, LLC or their inner workings, but what I do have is HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE.  THEN AND NOW.

        Specifically, by understanding where the Malibu Media cases are in their filing cycle, we can determine how their attorneys will react to a fight in the courtroom, and if in the client’s best interests, whether and when to propose a settlement to maximize our savings to the client.  This could be the difference between a walkaway agreement (no settlement), a $5,000 settlement, or a $20,000 settlement (G-d forbid), the kind that settlement factory attorneys end up getting for their clients.

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        Why I believe Malibu Media cases are on a $20K/month filing budget.

        In that article, I estimated that Malibu Media was under budget with only 204 cases filed in February, 2017.  Based on this history of filings, I expected to see another 20 cases filed to meet what I estimated to be their $20,000/mo budget for February, 2017.  

        Something has changed since February, 2017 in the Malibu Media, LLC filings.

        Since February, 2017, WE HAVE NOT SEEN EVEN ONE NEW CASE FILED.

        This means one of two things — 1) Malibu Media, LLC is dead.  This is highly unlikely.

        More likely, 2) Malibu is due to file at least 170 new cases in May, 2017, or 245+ new cases to be filed over the summer.

        Here are my notes so that you see the logic behind my thinking:

        July = 75 filings x $400 per filing = $30,000
        August = 59 filings x $400 per filing = $23,600 (-16 cases)
        September = ZERO FILINGS. (-75 cases)
        October = 109 filings x $400 per filing = $43.600
        November = ZERO FILINGS. (-75 cases)
        December = ZERO FILINGS. (-75 cases)
        January = ZERO FILINGS. (-75 cases)
        February = 204 filings x $400 per filing = $81,600
        March = ZERO FILINGS. (-75 cases -20 cases from being under budget in February)
        April = ZERO FILINGS. (-75 cases)
        May = ?

        Why do I believe Malibu Media, LLC will file 245+ new cases this summer?

        Looking at the pattern of filings over the past year, it appears as if Malibu Media, LLC files a set of cases, then waits a month or so, then files more, then waits, and so on.  Between 10/2016 – 02/2017, there were THREE MONTHS of no filing while they processed the 109 cases that they filed in 10/2016.  Then in February of this year, they filed an additional 204 cases.

        If they follow the same THREE MONTH hiatus plan, we should see another month of NO CASES FILED IN MAY, and then 245 new cases filed in June.  [If there was a reason they did not file any cases in June, 2016 (noting that case filings did not start until July), then these cases will be filed in July, 2016.]

        Another Perspective

        Obviously I am tracking information and making educated guesses based on what Malibu Media, LLC has done in the past.

        Looking at their filing patterns from a different perspective, when Malibu Media filed 109 cases in October, 2016, they waited 3 MONTHS before filing the next set of cases.  But when they filed the cases in February, 2017, they filed not 109 cases, but 204 cases (almost double the amount of cases).

        Thus, it is possible that it might take DOUBLE THE TIME to get through DOUBLE THE CASES (109 cases vs 204 cases), since they do not appear to have hired new attorneys, and the same attorneys are handling (or shall I say, ‘guarding’) their own respective territories.

        According to this logic, we might not see new filings for SIX MONTHS from February, 2017, which would land the new set of cases to be filed in SEPTEMBER, 2017 (just as the kids return to college).

        NOTE: If Malibu is waits until the summer to file their next set of cases, and they keep to their average $20,000/mo. filing fee budget, they wouldn’t be filing 204 cases, they would be filing 400+ cases.  That is too much for any of their attorneys to handle at one time.

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        My Opinion and the Red Herring.

        In my opinion, the relevant piece of data in monitoring Malibu Media, LLC’s filing patterns is not how many Malibu Media cases are filed each month, but how much money they are spending each month on their cases.

        Malibu Media, LLC is a company, just like any other company, and their focus is on the bottom line — income brought in versus money spent.  To understand the health (and to track the ultimate demise) of Malibu Media, LLC, by watching the amount of money they pay on average each month, we can see whether they are increasing or decreasing their filing fee budget.

        Increasing the budget and filing more cases suggests that their attorneys are being more successful and are bringing in higher dollar settlement amounts (likely through defense attorney troll shills, or settlement factories).

        Decreasing their filing fee budget suggests that the ‘copyright trolling’ campaign has become less profitable for them, or that they are tightening their budget.  This is the metric I would like to see in the future.

        Eventually, I would like to see them come to the conclusion that filing lawsuits against John Doe Defendants are no longer profitable, and they go back under their bridges and never come back.  Or better yet, I’d love to see a proactive judge such as Judge Wright catch them in their scheme and refer them to the relevant authorities for prosecution and disbarment.

        What else can you tell me about the Malibu Media cases?

        [2017 UPDATE] The best way to learn about Malibu Media, LLC is to read what happened to them as it happened.  The list of stories below (in the order I listed them) tell the Malibu Media story in a way that you will understand them.


        FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MALIBU MEDIA, LLC:Again, if you have been implicated as a John Doe defendant in a Malibu Media, LLC lawsuit, there are TWO (2) main articles you should read immediately:

        1) “Everything You Need To Know in One Page About Your Malibu Media, LLC (X-Art) Lawsuit [FAQ],” and then
        2) “In-Depth Malibu Media.  Their Lawsuits, Their Strategies, and Their Settlements.”

        FOR IMMEDIATE CONTACT WITH AN ATTORNEY: To set up a free consultation to speak to an attorney about your Malibu Media, LLC lawsuit, click here.  Lastly, please feel free to e-mail me at info[at] cashmanlawfirm.com, or call 713-364-3476 to speak to me now about your case (I do prefer you read the articles first), or to get your questions answered.

        CONTACT FORM: Alternatively, sometimes people just like to contact me using one of these forms.  If you have a question or comment about what I have written, and you want to keep it *for my eyes only*, please feel free to use the form below. The information you post will be e-mailed to me, and I will be happy to respond.

          NOTE: No attorney client relationship is established by sending this form, and while the attorney-client privilege (which keeps everything that you share confidential and private) attaches immediately when you contact me, I do not become your attorney until we sign a contract together.  That being said, please do not state anything “incriminating” about your case when using this form, or more practically, in any e-mail.

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