On Reconsideration, Magistrate Denies Rule 27 Motion To Discover IP Addresses

On Reconsideration, Magistrate Denies Rule 27 Motion To Discover IP Addresses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - An adult entertainment company's ex parte petition to discover the names of Internet users associated with certain Internet protocol (IP) addresses was improperly granted, a California federal magistrate judge ruled March 21, granting a motion by a group of Internet service providers (ISPs) to reconsider a previous ruling that had granted the petitioner's quest to serve subpoenas on the ISPs in a purported effort to pursue copyright infringement claims against the Internet users (In the Matter Of a Petition By Ingenuity 13 LLC, No. 2:11-mc-00084,, E.D. Calif.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38647).

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