Adult entertainment’s answer to Steven Spielberg, Greg Lansky is lawyering up and moving aggressively against fans unwilling to pay for his movies. All the defendants in a suit filed by Lansky’s company Strike 3 Holdings are named as »John Does«. So far only their IP addresses are known but all of the IPs are mentioned as having downloaded multiple movies violating copyrights hold by Strike 3. In order to serve the complaint on each John Doe which is a prerequisite for the lawsuit to move ahead Strike 3 is seeking to find out the physical address of each John Doe.
Mlive.com is reporting that: »Three of the ‘John Doe’ defendants live in Grand Rapids. Others are in Bellevue, Big Rapids, Kalamazoo and Rapid City in Kalkaska County.«
Strike 3 is trying to achieve three things: the company asks the court to stop the defendants from violating Strike 3’s copyright, to delete everything that has been downloaded and to pay a fine as well as attorney fees. It can be assumed that Lansky mainly wants to set an example to scare off other pirates. It is somewhat unclear to what extent the famous director expects his approach to be more successful than the same more or less failed approach by other content providers in the past. So far, no effective remedy has been found to counter internet piracy effectively. Not only that: the focus has shifted a long time ago, the main problem providers of paid video content are confronted with today now seem to be the giant tube sites like PornHub and RedTube offering longer extracts of their content for free.