Movie Studios Can Subpoena Internet Users’ Names, Data In File-Sharing Cases
A federal judge on Friday allowed the holder of a movie copyright to subpoena the names of people accused of illegally downloading and distributing a film over the Internet.
Courts have held that Internet subscribers do not have an expectation of privacy once they convey subscriber information to their Internet service providers, U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled.
Collyer denied motions by some computer users to quash subpoenas for subscriber information.
The decision came in the case of a German limited partnership which is suing some Internet users for copyright infringement of the movie “Far Cry,” a video game adaptation.
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