UMG Recordings, Inc. v. Doe, No. 08-3999, 2008 WL 4104207 (N.D.Cal. September 4, 2008) Plaintiff record companies, using Media Sentry, found the IP address of a John Doe file-sharing defendant, and filed suit against Doe in federal court for copyright infringement. As in any case where a defendant is known only by his or her … [Read more…]
CNet News has a report on the decision here. Download the court’s order here. Columbia Pictures v. Bunnell, No. 06-1093, (C.D. Cal., December 13, 2007).
Bakhtiari v. Lutz, — F.3d —-, 2007 WL 3377215 (8th Cir. November 15, 2007) Not too many e-discovery (or any type of discovery) disputes get to the federal courts of appeal. But we have a recent decision from the Eighth Circuit that addressed the topic of “spoliation” when emails had been deleted. A party in … [Read more…]
Case highlights important privacy interests in electronic discovery dispute. From Ray Beckerman, we learn of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas’s decision on a motion to compel discovery filed by the recording industry against an accused file-sharer. While the defendant will have to submit her hard drive for forensic examination to … [Read more…]
In the case of Arista Records v. Tschirhart, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas has shown little mercy on a defendant accused by record companies of illegal file-sharing. Knowing that a court order was in place requiring her to turn over her hard drive to be copied, the defendant allegedly used … [Read more…]
Administrative law judge’s discovery order permitting “access to literally everything” on petitioner’s computer did not adequately protect against disclosure of confidential and privileged information. After being suspended from his job as a school teacher, petitioner Menke was placed under investigation for alleged misconduct. In a formal proceeding against Menke before Florida’s Division of Administrative Hearings, … [Read more…]
Anyone who tracks court decisions related to the Internet knows that criminal cases involving improper conduct with a minor are quite common, and generally have little or no legal significance. A recent decision of the Court of Appeals of Minnesota in the case of State v. Levie, however, is worth noting in that the decision … [Read more…]