Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge Permits Subpoena To Identify 'Persistent' Infringer, But With Conditions

BALTIMORE - A copyright holder may commence expedited discovery to reveal the identity of a Doe defendant accused of illegally downloading 22 of its movies, a Maryland federal judge ruled March 11, while imposing several conditions and limitations on a subpoena to be issued to the Doe's Internet service provider (ISP) (Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe, No. 1:14-cv-00238, D. Md.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31502).

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