Porn Co. Malibu Media Hit With Rare Defeat

Law360, New York (February 10, 2016, 9:21 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge has handed Malibu Media a rare summary judgment defeat, dismissing a case in which the litigious porn studio accused opposing counsel of working in tandem with “a fanatical Internet hate group.”

In a case that drew attention after Malibu claimed the lead defense attorney was in bed with “anti-copyright extremists,” U.S. Magistrate Judge Geraldine Soat Brown ruled Monday that Malibu had “no evidence linking [the John Doe defendant] or even his IP address to Malibu’s works.”

The ruling is a rarity. Malibu, the studio behind porn videos called X-Art, has filed more than 5,000 lawsuits since 2012...

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