Adult Film Company Permitted To Subpoena Comcast To Identify Accused File Sharer

Adult Film Company Permitted To Subpoena Comcast To Identify Accused File Sharer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Finding that a copyright infringement plaintiff had amply "demonstrated its need for expedited discovery" of the identifying information of a John Doe defendant in an online file-sharing case, a California federal magistrate judge on May 24 granted an ex parte discovery motion to serve the Doe's Internet service provider (ISP) per Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 45 (AF Holdings LLC v. John Doe, No. 2:12-cv-01075, E.D. Calif.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72783).

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