Granting Discovery, Judge Takes 'Wait And See' Approach In File-Sharing Case

CLEVELAND - Although an Ohio federal judge found it appropriate for a copyright holder to conduct limited discovery on the Internet service providers (ISPs) of Doe defendants in a file-sharing case, the judge cautioned the plaintiff against any abuse of such discovery, which she said could potentially lead to severance or sanctions (Voltage Pictures LLC v. Does 1-43, No. 1:13-cv-00465, N.D. Ohio; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63764).

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