Comcast's Win Encourages ISPs To Fight User-Data Requests

Law360, New York (June 18, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT) -- An Illinois appeals court recently freed Comcast Cable Communications LLC from having to reveal users' identities to an Internet pornography provider trying to pin them for computer fraud, a ruling likely to embolden service providers to dispute user-data requests that they believe to be mere fishing expeditions for evidence of wrongdoing.

In a May 20 ruling, the appeals court reversed the trial court’s determination that the identities associated with about 300 IP addresses should be revealed after they were identified by porn company Guava LLC as being...
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