reFX Audio Software, Inc.
reFX Audio Software Inc. has filed numerous federal copyright infringement lawsuits, also known as the reFX Nexus lawsuit, alleging illegal copying of its software for music "sampling." Like other BitTorrent peer-to-peer ("P2P") file-sharing cases, reFX Audio Software, Inc. accuses defendants of copyright infringement by using software and the internet to obtain their product without paying the appropriate license fee.
March 2014 update:
A recent decision by Northern District of Illinois federal Judge Chang has resulted in the severing of defendants in four cases: 13-cv-1790, 13-cv-1793, 13-cv-3524, and 13-cv-7494. The opinion is to be lauded for its effort to think critically about the BitTorrent swarm allegations, and to be noted for the judge's conclusion that the joining of these defendants is not proper.
The result of this "severing" decision is likely to result in either of the following scenarios:
1) Many defendants will now be individually named and served, or
2) The IP data has been purged due to the time delay and no more defendants can be identified and served
If you receive a letter from your ISP notifying you that a subpoena for your identity has been received, if your receive a Waiver of Service of Summons, or if you have been served a Summons and Complaint in the reFX Audio Software, LLC case, call for a free initial attorney consultation at 312-201-8310 or fill out or simple contact page for email inquires to request us call you back at a time that is convenient for you.
We understand the shock you may be feeling from receiving a notice of this action, and have the experience to help you deal with this in the best way possible for you. Antonelli Law has dealt with reFX Audio Software LLC cases many times before, and have helped over 1500 clients dealing with BitTorrent and Satellite piracy claims against them.
An Overview of BitTorrent Copyright Infringment
To get an overview of this type of litigation and what you might expect to experience, click here for Jeffrey Antonelli's article Torrent Wars: Copyright trolls, legitimate IP rights, and the need for new rules vetting evidence and to amend the Copyright Act, published by the Illinois State Bar Association's Intellectual Property section, October 2013.
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Illinois federal court
A copy of the Complaint is available here and is essentially the same in the following lawsuits:
More Details on the reFX Audio Software Allegations
Like other BitTorrent peer-to-peer file-sharing cases, reFX Audio Software Inc. LLC, accuses defendants of copyright infringement by using software and the internet to obtain what they allege is software commonly known in the industry as plug-ins and a "Rompler" without paying the appropriate license fee.
It remains unclear whether the music sampled is itself subject to copyright by copyright holders. Our investigation into these allegations continues. reFX Audio Software Inc. is represented by attorneys Paul Lesko and Patrick Keating.
See our motions to quash page and give us a call to speak with an attorney about filing a motion to quash the subpoena your ISP received for your account information and name.
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