IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
__________________________________________ LIGHTSPEED MEDIA CORPORATION, ))Plaintiff, ) Case No. 3:12-cv-00889-WDS-SCW)v. ))ANTHONY SMITH, SBC INTERNET SERVICES, )INC., d/b/a AT&T INTERNET SERVICES; AT&T )CORPORATE REPRESENTATIVE #1; COMCAST )CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC, and )COMCAST CORPORATE REPRESENTATIVE #1, )
Defendants. ) __________________________________________ )
DECLARATION OF ANTHONY SMITH
1.On August 20, 2012, around 9 p.m. I answered a knock at my door.2.A man with a flashlight greeted me and handed me paperwork saying it was a subpoena for me toappear in court because “I was in a lot of trouble.”3.He asked me if I knew what the subpoena was for and I told him that I truthfully had no idea.4.He proceeded to explain to me that the lawsuit had to do with computers and hacking—at that point I thought they had the wrong person until I saw my name on the paperwork.5.He continued to tell me that I was in a lot of trouble and that I should get an attorneyimmediately.6.At that point he handed me his business card. On the back was written John Steele’s name and phone number.7.He said that John Steele was a big deal attorney from Washington, D.C who had no interest in thecase but wanted to help me negotiate a settlement, and that I should call him.8.Instead of contacting Atty. Steele, I contacted my friend who is an attorney.9.My friend looked over the paperwork and put me in touch with my counsel in this matter, JasonSweet.10.After speaking with Atty. Sweet, I learned for the first time that John Steele, in fact, representedthe Plaintiff’s law firm.11.
claims that I accessed their websites without authorization to download anddistribute its content to others. I am, and always have been, innocent of these allegations.Dated: April 5, 2013
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