This page is about Internet Service Provider Subpoena’s (Isp Subpoena). These are requested by lawyers or people that work for the government and are given to Internet Service Providers such as Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T, Road Runner. The IP is provided to get the name of the person attached to that IP (the person who pays for the internet service). There is not much evidence backing up the claims that these IP’s have broken the law or used a bittorent client to download copyrighted material but some judges allow them to subpoena ISP’s anyway
In most cases the ISPs such as Comcast gladly just bend over for them while others such as Time Warner try to fight them. After the ISP hands over the name attached to the IP in the cases we talk about here it is to send settlement letters and harassing emails and phone calls to that person over being accused of using bittorent to download copyrighted materials over the internet with no real proof to back up those claims. IP’S DO NOT POINT TO A PERSON LOL There has been a case where a persons IP was identified for child porn and their house was raided and it was found that it was not that person at all but the neighbor because the person at that home had an open wifi connection.
These ISP subpoenas are passed through courts in another state in most cases a person being accused does not even live. Some cannot afford a lawyer. Copyright Troll lawyers have used this scheme to scare some into paying settlement money in order not to sue them and some people are not smart and do. Some may try to fight we would think but ah here is the kicker.
Some involve the downloading of copyright porn so these people figure most want to not fight it as they will be named in a lawsuit and some may not want that. A lot of IP’s are also lumped together to save court cost fee’s and as such they have been thrown out because people from all across the country are being lumped together where the courts do not have jurisdiction over that state. Some cases the Copyright Trolls have been fined.
Thousands of peoples IP’s have been labeled in copyright court cases over the year. If your ISP releases your personal information like Comcast does etc it is suggested you change one that does fight for their customers privacy. This blog is meant to educate people and maybe aid them. Below are some tips.
RULE #1 DO NOT FEED THE TROLL OR THE COMPANIES
Rule #2 DO NOT CONTACT THE COMPANY TRYING TO SUE YOU OR SUBPOENA YOUR ISP
RULE #3 DO NOT MOTION TO QUASH AN ISP SUBPOENA WITH YOUR REAL NAME WITHOUT SEALING THE DOCUMENTS SO OTHERS CANNOT SEE YOUR MOTION TO QUASH AS THAT IS WHAT THEY WANT YOUR NAME.
If you really want to fight the subpoena you have to motion to quash per se with your real name or hire a lawyer for $$$.
List of Copyright Troll Companies
Check the Links Section to the right as well.