ISPs Escape Copyright Owners' Requests For User Info

Law360, New York (March 29, 2012, 9:11 PM EDT) -- Two Florida state judges this week shut down a pair of cases seeking the personally identifiable information of hundreds of alleged online copyright infringers without their knowledge from AT&T Internet Services, Verizon Online LLC and other Internet service providers.

Circuit Court Judge Marc Schumacher on Wednesday granted several nonparty ISPs’ motion to quash Boy Racer Inc.’s subpoenas seeking the identity of 625 John Doe defendants known to the plaintiff solely by Internet protocol address, while Circuit Court Judge Ronald Dresnick issued a similar order on Monday...
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