What does this mean to an internet user who has downloaded or streamed this movie using bittorrent, Popcorntime, and/or some other “free” streaming service?
What this means is that they are hard at work contacting production companies / copyright holders for newer movies (a.k.a., “floppers) which have not done so well in the theaters. They convince these companies to license the rights to “enforce” that movie company’s copyrights (think, sue in a “copyright troll” lawsuit looking for settlements). Then they have their local counsel file “John Doe” lawsuits in select federal courts (where the judges are friendly to them, or where the lawsuits are otherwise profitable).
What will happen to me if I have been caught downloading one of these films?
Honestly, at the moment, likely nothing, at least not yet. There are two ways that Carl Crowell and his team of local attorneys across the US have been enforcing their client’s copyrights.
By sending a DMCA notice directly to the accused downloader through the ISP. Here, the DMCA notice directs the accused downloader to visit the Rightsenforcement.com website, and pay a settlement for each title allegedly downloaded or streamed using bittorrent, Popcorntime, and (yes, I have heard about this too, but I do not yet understand the mechanics of it), KODI on an Amazon Fire TV Stick.
By filing a copyright infringement lawsuit for $150,000 statutory damages against a set of “John Doe” defendants who were each accused of uploading and/or downloading a particular movie using bittorrent (or an app like Popcorntime which still uses bittorrent to stream movies to its users).
What is the relevance that this list of movies is changing?
The fact that the list of movies is changing means that there are now new copyright holder production companies who have “signed on” to the business model of copyright trolling. Politics and policy aside, this means that the copyrights on these movies (and the infringement, or the illegal downloading, uploading, duplication, and/or streaming of these movies without a license) will be the subject of future lawsuits.
If you look lower down on the RIGHTSENFORCEMENT.COM client list, you will see titles such as “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Mr. Church,” “The Cobbler,” “Cell,” “Fathers and Daughters,” “I.T.,” “Mechanic: Resurrection,” “Septembers of Shiraz,” “Survivor,” “Automata,” “London Has Fallen,” “Criminal,” “Eliminators,” and more recently, “Undisputed 4,” and “A Family Man.” Each of these movies have been (and continue to be) the subjects of copyright infringement lawsuits across the federal courts in the U.S.
Expect these new movies to be subjects of coming lawsuits as well.
In June, 2014, I exposed the list of porn companies that were working with CEG-TEK. This upset a lot of adult film companies, who turned around and started having CEG-TEK send letters using a variation on their name (which made no sense to me *IF* the reason they were having CEG-TEK send out DMCA notices was to “encourage ‘pirates’ to sign into their websites legitimately and pay an annual fee”). Instead, like roaches, these companies scattered, but even so, I still tracked the name changes and I kept this list up to date.
The reason this list is immediately relevant is because now Carl Crowell is sending out these same DMCA notices to Internet Subscribers through his RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT company. For more about Crowell or his RIGHTSENFORCEMENT.COM website, click this link.
Below is a list I compiled from my own records as to which copyright holders are hiring companies to collect $300 per title settlements on their adult film copyrights. The exciting news from 2017 is that I now have an idea of what are the porn companies which are now working aggressively with Carl Crowell (RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT), including some which were not working with CEG-TEK. I will list the most active companies first.
REALITY KINGS (Manwin Content)
Reality Kings (http://www.realitykings.com). Reality Kings has obscured their name in the past after I posted the original list in 2014. They have been known to send out DMCA letters using the names 1) Manwin Content RK Limited DBA Reality Kings, and 2) MG Content RK Limited. Regardless of the name, it is still Reality Kings.
Reality Kings is a giant corporation, comprising 45+ separated brand names, each of which have their own website. Their brand names include:
40 Inch Plus, Big Tits Boss, Cum Fiesta, Extreme Asses, Girls of Naked, In the VIP, Milf Hunter, Money Talks, RK Prime, See My Wife, Teens Love Huge Cocks, We Live Together, 8th Street Latinas, Bikini Crashers, Cum Girls, Extreme Naturals, HD Love, Mega Cock Cravers, Milf Next Door, Monster Curves, Real Orgasms, Sneaky Sex, Top Shelf Pussy, Wives in Pantyhose, Bad Tow Truck, CFNM Secret, Dangerous Dongs, First Time Auditions, Happy Tugs, Mike in Brazil, Moms Bang Teens, No Faces, Round and Brown, Street Blowjobs, Tranny Surprise, Big Naturals, Captain Stabbin, Euro Sex Parties, Flower Tucci, Hot Bush, Mike’s Apartment, Moms Lick Teens, Pure 18, Saturday Night Latina, Team Squirt, and VIP Crew.
For a list of some of Reality Kings’ titles that I know they have enforced via the DMCA letters, see my original list in the “ORIGINAL LIST OF PORN COMPANIES SENDING DMCA NOTICES” heading.
BRAZZERS (MG Premium Ltd.)
Brazzers (http://www.brazzers.com). Brazzers also has obscured their name in the past after I posted the original list in 2014. They have been known to send out DMCA letters using the names 1) Froytal Services Limited DBA Brazzers, and confusingly enough, 2) MG Premium Ltd. The interesting point to note is that this MG Premium entity seems to be a common thread through a number of the big-name porn companies, which suggests that there is a common owner or entity through which they tunnel their copyright enforcement activities.At this moment, I am not searching deeper into learning who they are.
Brazzers is another a giant corporation, comprising 47+ separated brand names, each of which have their own website. Their brand names include:
Asses in Public, Baby Got Boobs, Big Butts Like It Big, Big Tits In Sports, Big Tits In Uniform, Bit Tits at School, Big Tits at Work, Bit Wet Butts, Brazzers Exxtra, Brazzers Live, Brazzers Vault, Brazzers en Espanol, Busty & Real, Bustyz, Butts & Blacks, CFNM Day With A Pornstar, Dirty Masseur, Doctor Adventures, Hot And Mean, Hot Chicks Big Asses, JugFuckers, Milfs Like It Big, Mommy Got Boobs, Moms in control, Pornstars Like it Big, Racks & Blacks, Real Wife Stories, SexPro Adventures, Shes Gonna Squirt, Teens Like It Big, and Teens Like It Black.
As part of their “ZZ Series”, brands include:
A Brazzers Christmas Special, American Whore Story, Brazzers House, Brazzers Worldwide Budapest, Brazzers Worldwide Paris, Deadly Rain, Ghostbusters XXX Parody, Lost in Brazzers, Lustbite, One Night in the Valley, Pornstar POV, Pussy o Plomo, Storm of Kings XXX Parody, The Whore of Wall Street, and ZZ Erection 2016.
For a list of some of Brazzers titles that I know they have enforced via the DMCA letters, see my original list in the “ORIGINAL LIST OF PORN COMPANIES SENDING DMCA NOTICES” heading.
DIGITAL PLAYGROUND (Manwin DP)
Digital Playground (http://www.digitalplayground.com). Digital Playground is the third company that obscured their name as soon as I posted the original list in 2014. They have been known to send out DMCA letters using the names 1) Digital Playground, and more frequently, 2) Manwin DP Corp. DBA Digital Playground.
Digital Playground is another a giant corporation, comprising 47+ separated brand names, each of which have their own website. However, unlike Reality Kings and Brazzers, Digital Playground has taken steps to mask the list of brand names by hiding them behind an “A(1), B(5), C(0)…” list. Thus, I am sharing the full list below:
Cougerville, Crave, Dirty Santa, DP Presents, DP Star Confidential, DP STAR Seasons 1-5, Flesh, Flesh: House of Hedonism, Girls of Summer, Gym Angels, House Calls, Infernal, Jack’s Back, League of Frankenstein, Lock and Load, London Knights (a Heroes & Villains XXX Parody Series), Rina Ellis Saves The World (a 90s XXX Parody), Sherlock (a XXX Parody), Sisterhood, Sisters of Anarchy, Ski Bums, Stryker, Swans of LA, The Fetish Diaries, The Pleasure Provider, True Detective: A XXX Parody, Wingmen, and 4Ever.
For a list of some of Digital Playground titles that I know they have enforced via the DMCA letters, see my original list in the “ORIGINAL LIST OF PORN COMPANIES SENDING DMCA NOTICES” heading, below.
ORIGINAL LIST OF PORN COMPANIES SENDING DMCA NOTICES
Axel Braun Productions – “Batman XXX: A Porn Parody”
Celestial Inc., DBA Lethal Hardcore – Fuck My Mom and Me 17
Cinderella Distributors Inc. – Backdoor To Hollywood 6
Coast to Coast Video – Older Women Younger Men 16
Combat Zone Inc. – Daddy’s Little Princess #2
Daring Media Group – Pretty Woman
Diabolic – Swallowing is Good For You
Digital Sin, Inc. – All About Ashlynn 1 – Incestuous – Little Darlings – My Anal School Girl – My Plaything Ashlynn Brooke – Perfect Little Pussy – The Family That Lays Together – The Innocence Of Youth #3, #5, #6 – This Is My First… A Gangbang Movie
Echo Alpha, Inc. DBA Evil Angel – Fetish Fanatic 12 – Fetish Fuck Dolls 3 – Raw 16 – Rocco’s Perfect Slaves 3 – Rocco’s Young Anal Adventures
Fallout Films – Naughty Girls 2
Froytal Services Limited DBA Babes (now known as “MG Premium Ltd.”) – Abrasador – Amatores – Dancing With Myself – Hearts Racing – Love Encounter – Raving With Pleasure
Froytal Services Limited DBA Brazzers (now known as “MG Premium Ltd.”) – Dani’s Back and Ready to Play – Driving Mrs. Madison Wild – I Can Walk!!! – Miss Titness America – Mommy Got Boobs 15 – Sharing My Roommate’s Cock (Milfs Like It Big) – Slutty Sorority Contest – Teens Like It Big 12 – The Dangers of Working From Home (Kiki Minaj)
Froytal Services Limited DBA Mofos (now known as “MG Premium Ltd.”) – Best Vacation Ever! (Ivy Laine) – Cheerleader Fantasy – Flashing Gets Her Whatever She Wants – Fun And Sex Games – I Make It Rain On Your Tits (I Know That Girl; Dillon Harper) – Jewels for the Duch-ASS – Rub a Dub Gimme a Tug – Swinging Slut Buffet
Froytal Services Limited DBA Twistys (now known as “MG Premium Ltd.”) – Burnin’ Luv – Cum Over And Taste..
GGW Direct, LLC DBA “Girls Gone Wild” – ALL NEW COLLEGE GIRLS EXPOSED VOL 1 – ALL NEW COLLEGE GIRLS EXPOSED VOL 2 – ALL NEW COLLEGE GIRLS EXPOSED VOL 3 – ALL NEW COLLEGE GIRLS EXPOSED VOL 4 – ALL NEW COLLEGE GIRLS EXPOSED VOL 5 – ALL NEW COLLEGE GIRLS EXPOSED VOL 6 – Baby Bash Live & Uncensored – Bad Girls 2 – BEACH BABES 3 – BEHIND CLOSED DOORS – Best Breasts Ever – BEST BREASTS EVER 2 – Best of Blondes 2 – Celebrity Look-A-Likes – CO-ED TRYOUTS – CO-ED TRYOUTS 2 – CO-ED TRYOUTS 3 – DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS – Endless Spring Break 3 – Endless Spring Break 4 – Endless Spring Break 5 – Endless Spring Break 6 – Endless Spring Break 7 – Endless Spring Break 9 – Endless Spring Break 10 – Endless Spring Break 11 – Endless Spring Break 12 – Endless Spring Break 13 – Endless Spring Break 14 – EXTREME ORGY 1 – EXTREME ORGY 2 – EXTREME ORGY 3 – FIRST TIMERS – FIRST TIMERS 2 – Freshman Class – FRESHMAN ORIENTATION 1 – FRESHMAN ORIENTATION 2 – FRESHMAN ORIENTATION 3 – FRESHMAN ORIENTATION 4 – GGW – Extreme Sex – GGW – On Tour 1 – GGW – On Tour 2 – GGW – On Tour 3 – GGW – On Tour 4 – GGW – On Tour 5 – GGW – On Tour 6 – GGW – On Tour 7 – GGW – On Tour 8 – GGW – Sweet Young Sex Maniacs – GIRL POWER – GIRL POWER 2 – GIRL POWER 3 – GIRL POWER 4 – GIRL POWER 5 – GIRL POWER 6 – GIRL POWER 7 – GIRL POWER 8 – GIRL POWER 8 – GIRL POWER 9 – Girls On Girls – GIRLS WHO CRAVE SEX – GIRLS WHO CRAVE SEX 3 – Girls Who Like Girls – GIRLS WHO LIKE TOYS – Horny Cheerleaders – HORNY SCHOOL GIRLS – HORNY SCHOOL GIRLS 2 – HORNY SCHOOL GIRLS 3 (PRIVATE TAPES) – HORNY SCHOOL GIRLS 4 – Hottest Texas Coeds – ISLAND ORGY – MARDI GRAS INVASION – My 18th Birthday – Road Trip – ROCKS AMERICA – Sex Race – SEX STARVED COLLEGE GIRLS 2 – SEX STARVED COLLEGE GIRLS 3 – SEX STARVED COLLEGE GIRLS 4 – SEX STARVED COLLEGE GIRLS 5 – SEX STARVED COLLEGE GIRLS 6 – SEX STARVED COLLEGE GIRLS 7 – SEX STARVED PANTY RAID – Sexiest Moments Ever – Sexiest Moments Ever 2 – SORORITY GIRL ORGY – SORORITY GIRL ORGY 2 – SORORITY GIRL ORGY 3 – SORORITY GIRL ORGY 4 – Spring Break 2007 – SPRING BREAK SEX RIOT – The Perfect Pair – THE SEIZED VIDEO – Ultimate Rush – Usually a siterip or a torrent containing 25+ titles. – Wild World – Wildest Bar in America
Giant Media Group, Inc. DBA Devil’s Film (they have changed this name more than once, but have kept the “Devil’s Film” trade name.) – Ass Full Of Cum 4 – Best Of Gangland Cream Pie – Cum On My Hairy Pussy 2 – Cum On My Hairy Pussy 16 – Don’t Tell My Wife I Buttfucked Her Best Friend – Gangland 70 – Gangland 85 – Gangland Cream Pie 24 – Gangland Cream Pie 25 – Gangland Cream Pie 26 – Gangland Cream Pie 27 – Gangland Cream Pie 28 – I Wanna Buttfuck Your Daughter 10 – My Wife Caught Me Assfucking Her Mother – My Wife Caught Me Assfucking Her Mother 2 – My Wife Caught Me Assfucking Her Mother 5
Girlfriends Films Inc. – I Dream of Jo 4 True Passion – Mother Daughter Exchange Club 27 – Poor Little Shyla 2 – Tides of Lust – Lesbian First Timers – Lesbian Seductions 46
Intense Industries – Fucking Your Socks Off
JM Productions Inc. – Suck Off Races 3
JW Releasing Ltd – Kinky Business
Kick Ass Pictures Inc. – Foot Fetish Daily 9
LFP Internet Group, LLC DBA Hustler – Barely Legal 2 – Barely Legal 16 – Barely Legal 19 – Barely Legal 84 – Barely Legal 100 – Barely Legal 127 – Barely Legal 128 – Barely Legal 131 – Barely Legal 134 – Barely Legal 138 – Barely Legal 139 – Barely Legal 140 – Barely Legal Little Runaways – Barely Legal: All Stars 5 – New Wave Hookers – The Opening of Misty Beethoven – This Ain’t Game of Thrones
Manwin Content RK Limited DBA Reality Kings (now known as “MG Content RK Limited”) – 2 For 1 Pink – A Lavish Load – Belle Bottom – Bouncing Deluca (Big Naturals; Angel Deluca) – Cum Hard – Dirty Minds – Full Figure (Monster Curves; Katie Banks) – Getting Hardy – Girlfriends Revenge (GF Revenge 6) – Hello Alexis – Leather and Lace – Licking Lessons – Jasmine Wolff (Moms Bang Teens 2013-12-30) – Naughty Kennedy – Kennedy Leigh (Moms Bang Teens 2014-01-20) – Pussy Love (Money Talks – Esmi & Lily) – Riding Riley – Ripping Through – Sexy All Star – Sexy Stella – Sweet Veronica – Tits and Hips – Ass In Heels – Angell Summers (EuroSexParties 2013-05-30) – Busty Bikini Babes 1 – Finger Licking Good – Lick It
Manwin DP Corp. DBA Digital Playground – Bad Girls 5 – Bad Girls 6 – Bridesmaids – Code of Honor – Don’t Fuck My Sister – For Sale – Island Fever 2 – Island Fever 3 – Jack Attack 4 – Jack’s POV 2 – Jack’s POV 3 – Jack’s POV 5 – Jack’s POV 7 – Jack’s POV 8 – Jack’s POV 10 – Jack’s POV 12 – Jack’s POV 15 – JACK’S POV 19 – Jesse Jane Fuck Fantasy – Jesse Jane Kiss Kiss – Lost and Found – Nurses – Pink Slip – Pirates – Raven Alexis The Substitute – Riley Steele Deceptions – Riley Steele Satisfaction – The Girlfriend Exchange – Titlicious 2 – Top Guns – unSEXpected – Web Whore – WHEN DADDY’S AWAY
Marc Dorcel – Cathy 40 (Cheating Housewife) – WIFE NEXT DOOR
Marc Dorcel DBA SBO Pictures, Inc. – Orgy Anthology
SBO Pictures DBA Vouyer Media – Jack In Me POV 2
SBO Pictures DBA Wicked Pictures – Daddy Did The Babysitter – I Was a Mail Order Bride – Octomom: Home Alone – Selfies – Spacenuts – Teen Ravers
New Sensations Inc. – Almost Heaven – Anal Sex Secrets – Ashlynn Brooke Is Sexy – Big Bang Theory A XXX Parody – Big Girls Are Sexy #3 – Double D Vixens – Friends A Xxx Parody – I Can’t Believe I’m Doing This (Zeina Heart) – I Love Asians 11 – I Love Asians 5 – Redheads Are Sexy #5 – Sexy Student Bodies` – WKRP in Cincinnati: A XXX Parody – Young Girls With Big Tits 10
Patrick Collins Inc., DBA Elegant Angel – Alexis Texas Is Buttwoman – Big Wet Asses #3 – Big Wet Asses #6 – Big Wet Asses #7 – Big Wet Asses 16 – Cuties 4 – It’s A Daddy Thing! – It’s A Secretary Thing! – It’s A Secretary Thing! 2 – Massive Facials 5 – Performers Of The Year 2014 – Real Female Orgasms 10 – The A Line – The Bombshells 5 – The Greatest Squirters Ever! 4
Pleasure Productions Inc. – Wild Honey 2 (Tera Patrick)
RLD Distribution LLC – Girls Of Red Light District – Sasha Grey – I Bang Teens (Megan Salinas) – White Dicks Black Chicks
Second Phase Distribution Inc. – Big Butt All Stars – Crystal Clear – Mama Turned Me Out 3 – Mama Turned Me Out 4 – Mama Turned Me Out 5 – Pigtail Virgins
Third Degree Films, Inc. – Big Boob Orgy 2 – Curve Appeal – Illegal Ass 2 – Laid In Lingerie 2 – Laid in Lingerie 3 – Spunk’d 7 – Spunk’d 8 – Top Ten 2
Vivid Entertainment LLC – Farrah 2 Backdoor and More – Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom – Kim Kardashian Superstar – Raven Alexis Unleashed – Raylene’s Dirty Work – Tera, Tera, Tera (Tera Patrick) – Tila Tequila Backdoored and Squirting – Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to the G-Spot
White Ghetto Films Inc. – Group Sex Junkies
Zero Tolerance Entertainment – Dr. Ava’s Guide to Sensual BDSM For Couples – Is Your Mother Home?
Now obviously you will notice a common theme along each of these copyright holders, and that is the “genre” of content they all produce. You will also notice that in this list there are “copyright trolls,” (meaning, companies who in the past have used or use the federal courts to sue individual downloaders for copyright infringement) and there are “not” copyright trolls (meaning, companies who have NOT sued defendants for copyright infringement). You can see which are copyright trolls by either searching the web for their name, or doing a search on PACER or JUSTIA to see whether they have sued in federal court.
A few things to note.
1) Many of the larger companies have multiple websites, and do business as multiple entities. For example, Froytal Services Ltd. “does business as” (“DBA”) Mofos and Brazzers (corresponding to their Mofos.com and Brazzers.com websites).
2) Many copyright holders are OLDER COMPANIES and FAMILY OPERATED BUSINESSES. This means that it is common to have former porn companies hire CEG TEK to track and send letters for “vintage” films from the 1970’s and 1980’s. The copyrights for these films ARE STILL IN EFFECT, and the former owners of those companies are now elder individuals who are now enforcing their copyrights from FORTY YEARS AGO. On the flip side, many older couples have been caught downloading a film from their youth thinking that since the titles were so old, it was probably legal to do so.
In sum, all I ask of everyone is to understand that the bittorrent networks are no longer safe, and when you download something, assume someone else is watching you. And, be aware that there are companies out there like RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT who are lurking in the bittorrent swarms waiting for you to click on a link so that they can send you a settlement demand letter.
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