Judge Rules ISPs May Be Compelled To Divulge Subscriber Identities

Law360, New York (July 28, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a decision with broad implications, a federal judge has ruled that an internet service provider may be required to divulge the identities of subscribers sued over copyright infringement.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Denny Chin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District in New York ruled that Cablevision, which provides broadband Internet access in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York, can be required to release the identities of subscribers suspected of copyright infringement.

The Recording Industry Association of America had traced the Internet...
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