Film firms have misplaced a 3rd try to unmask Reddit customers who posted feedback discussing piracy. In an order on Wednesday, the US District Court docket for the Northern District of California rejected film copyright holders’ demand for seven years’ price of “IP handle log info” on six Reddit customers.
In a movement to compel that was filed final month, film firms Voltage Holdings and Display Media Ventures argued that “Reddit customers wouldn’t have a acknowledged privateness curiosity of their IP addresses.” However in Wednesday’s ruling, US Justice of the Peace Decide Thomas Hixson stated, “The Court docket finds no motive to imagine provision of an IP handle just isn’t unmasking topic to First Modification scrutiny.”
Voltage Holdings and Display Media Ventures beforehand sued the Web service supplier Frontier Communications, alleging that it’s answerable for its customers’ copyright infringement. Searching for proof for that case, the film firms subpoenaed Reddit in an try to show that Frontier has no significant coverage for terminating repeat copyright infringers and that this lack of enforcement drew prospects to Frontier’s service.
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