Sunday, September 12, 2010

Judge Allows Movie Rights Holders to Subpoena ISPs

A federal judge allowed the holders to the rights of a German movie to subpoena ISPs for the names of Internet users who downloaded the movie. The ruling also grants the holders the right to subpoena individual users, while simultaneously quashing individuals' requests to block the move. The ruling held that Internet subscribers do not have a right to privacy once they submit their personal information to an ISP.

The case regards a German video game adaptation entitled Far Cry.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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