Magistrate Declines To Quash Subpoena, Sever Does In File-Sharing Case

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - An adult entertainment firm has sufficiently established that the Doe defendants that allegedly downloaded and shared its copyrighted work on the Internet did so via the same "swarm" and series of transactions to justify joinder at this stage in the litigation, an Indiana federal magistrate judge ruled Dec. 3, denying motions to sever by two of the Does (Malibu Media LLC v. John Does 1-14,  No. 1:12-cv-263, N.D. Ind.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170987).

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