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EFF urges appeals court to stop porn-copyright ‘shakedown’

May 15, 2013

The brief that EFF filed with the court lays out a number of ways in which AF Holdings has failed to meet that standard and in which the district court failed to hold them accountable.

The District Court allowed AF Holdings to subpoena the ISP records before any cases had been filed against the alleged copyright infringers because AF Holdings argued that such "expedited discovery" was the only way it could determine who among its targets lived within the court's jurisdiction. The court erred on that point, according to EFF, because the law says "plaintiff need" alone is not justification for expedited discovery.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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