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University Student (a/k/a John Doe No. 26) Challenges IP Address Discovery in Illegal Download/Adult Film Copyright Infringement Case

In December, Third Degree Films, an adult film company, filed a California copyright infringement action against Does 1 through 2010. In the complaint, Third Degree accuses each Doe of impermissibly reproducing and distributing at least a substantial portion of Third Degree's copyrighted adult...

DC Federal Court Prevents Movants from Proceeding Anonymously in Peer-To-Peer File-Sharing Copyright Case despite First Amendment Concerns

The District Court for the District of Columbia has upheld a magistrate's order preventing peer-to-peer file-sharing defendants from proceeding anonymously. Hard Drive Prods. v. Does 1 - 1,495 , 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 137719 (D.D.C. Sept. 26, 2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers...