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Audio Software Company reFX Audio Software, Inc. Launches Massive Doe Actions in Connecticut

A software company from British Columbia, reFX Audio Software, Inc., recently filed the following two lawsuits in Federal District Court in Connecticut:

3:13-cv-00207-JCH reFX Audio Software, Inc. v. Does 1-145
3:13-cv-00322-JCH reFX Audio Software, Inc. v. Does 1-89

The complaints, which follow much the same formula of previous mass Doe infringement actions, allege that downloaders in a swarm illegally downloaded the company’s Nexus Software using BitTorrent.  If you recently received notice from your Internet Service Provider such as Comcast that a subpoena has issued seeking your information, you should contact us right away and we can discuss your options.
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Summary Of Recent Copyright Severance Decisions

 July 14, 2013  Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe Subscriber Assigned IP Address 174.51.234.104,  2013 WL 3753436 (D.Colo. 2013)

Severance denied by Court which explained:

On balance, the Court finds that the information sought in subpoena is both relevant and necessary to Plaintiff’s interest in vindicating its valid copyrights through this litigation and the discovery sought herein. Defendant’s First Amendment right to anonymous file sharing is too slight to overcome this interest. Therefore, the Sony Music factors support enforcement of the subpoena.   more copyright summaries >

Chris Hennessey of provides legal counsel to business and individuals in all areas involving copyright, trademarks and Internet law.  He regularly represents and counsels parties in trademark and copyright infringement matters, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, and related claims.  After more than 10 years of practice, Chris has gained significant trial and appellate level experience in state and federal courts.  He has tried cases in three states including Massachusetts and New York.

Attorney Chris Hennessey
Attorney Chris Hennessey

Another major part of Chris’s practice is trademark and copyright registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office.  Chris has been involved in opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  Chris also negotiates agreements involving intellectual property rights, and he regularly counsels clients involved in the arts, music and theatre.  In addition, Chris helps companies and individuals navigate through various intellectual property, privacy, and e-commerce issues on the Internet.

Chris earned a Masters of Law in Intellectual Property from the University of New Hampshire’s Franklin Pierce Center For Intellectual Property.  He interned at the United States Patent and Trademark Office of the Solicitor and in the litigation department of a major motion picture studio in California while in law school.

Education

  •  Tulane University, B.A.
  •  University of New Hampshire, J.D.
  •  University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce Center For Intellectual Property, LL.M., Intellectual Property

Clerkships

  •  Connecticut Appellate Court

Bar Admissions

  •  Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  •  State of New York
  •  State of Connecticut
  •  U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  •  U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  •  U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  •  U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
  •  U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Memberships

  •  Berkshire Bar Association
  •  New York State Bar Association
  •  New Hampshire Bar Association

Publications

  •  District Court Standards of Review in 35 U.S.C. § 145 Patentability Determinations, 43 IDEA 677 (2003)

Chris is currently accepting representation of Doe defendants in all BitTorrent copyright infringement cases filed throughout the State of Massachusetts
If you have received a notice from your Internet Service Provider (ISP)  with a court subpoena to release your identity, associated with your IP address, and alleged copyright infringement.

Please call Chris Hennessey at  at
413.553.0406 to talk about your options and how he can help you.  He can also be reached at the Worcester location of 

Mass Copyright Lawyer
 255 Park Avenue
Suite 1000
Worcester, MA 01609
info@masscopyrightlawyer.com
Chris Hennessey
413.553.0406

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