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Alsup Threatens To Bar Any More Malibu Media Porn Suits

Law360, New York (May 11, 2017, 2:52 PM EDT) -- U.S. District Judge William Alsup on Wednesday threatened to ban Malibu Media LLP, a pornograpahy studio that has lodged thousands of copyright lawsuits in recent years, from filing any more cases until the accuracy of the technology it uses to identify the location of defendants is "fully vetted."

In a ruling that quoted from previous orders calling Malibu Media’s mass litigation practices “essentially an extortion scheme,” Alsup ordered the studio to show him evidence that the so-called Maxmind database it uses to tie offending IP addresses to actual geographic locations is accurate.

“Malibu Media is hereby ordered to show cause ......

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October 17, 2016

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