Lions Gate Films, Inc. is a developer and producer of motion pictures such as “The Expendables” which include Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren and Antonio Banderas among many others, in its casts. The Motion Picture is protected by a Certificate of Copyright Registration issued by the Register of Copyrights.
Lions Gate Films has instituted copyright infringement lawsuits against numerous John Doe Defendants mostly captioned as Lions Gate, Inc. v. Does, at least initially. The lawsuits typically allege that defendants downloaded the Plaintiff’s movie via torrent protocol and share the same without their authorization.
Lions Gate Films has pursued its lawsuit(s) in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and the Central District of California. The firm may have suits in other jurisdictions as well.
If you have received a letter from your internet service provider regarding a lawsuit by Lions Gate Films or you have been named as a defendant, you should contact an independent copyright attorney who can assist you in the case.
Below is the selection of cases that have been filed by Lions Gate Films in various courts. Please be reminded that this is a representative list, and not all lawsuits are listed:
Lions Gate Films Inc. v. John Does (Case: 2:14-cv-06033-MMM-AGR)
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Lions Gate Films, Inc., et al. v. Does 1-5 (Case: 1:05-cv-00386-EGS)
Lions Gate Films, Inc, et al. v. Does (Case: 1:05-cv-01695-PLF)