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 January 21, 2011  Court, Online

Dan Campana reports:

In a world where a Hollywood film company wants to stop illegal downloading of its movies, Iris Tam just wants to remain unknown.

Tam, a Naperville resident, recently filed paperwork asking a DuPage County judge to block her Internet provider—Wide Open West, known as WOW!—from releasing any of her personal information to Los Angeles-based production company, Voltage Pictures.

Tam’s request doesn’t involve witness protection or any other plot you’d find in a Hollywood thriller. In fact, her filing doesn’t exactly say why Tam—who did not return a message seeking comment—has turned to the courts for such anonymity.

However, the answer might be rooted in a federal lawsuit filed by Voltage in May 2010. The company is suing at least 5,000 “John Doe” defendants in a copyright infringement case involving illegal downloads of the Academy Award winning film The Hurt Locker.

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