Feb 192015
 February 19, 2015  Posted by  Court, Online, U.S.

Public Citizen writes:

We recently filed an amicus brief about the standards for subpoenas identifying anonymous Internet users accused of defamatory or otherwise wrongful communications in a surprising venue – the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  The underlying case was filed in the Western District of Washington by Macao Music Group, an offshore conglomerate of companies making pro audio and music equipment, and by a Washington state subsidiary, against the anonymous authors of a pair of parody Twitter accounts named “FakeUli” and “NotUliBehringer,” playing on the name of Macao’s CEO, Uli Behringer.

The complaint in the case asserts that various tweets accused Behringer of consorting with prostitutes, and accused the companies of making shoddy products and encouraging domestic violence and child abuse.

Read more on Public Citizen Consumer Law & Policy Blog.

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