Venkat Balasubramani writes:
Plantiffs are trying to unmask Twitter users who make derogatory posts about the plaintiff corporate entities and their CEO. (Initial blog post about the case filing here.) They filed suit in the Western District of Washington, and sought and were granted permission to conduct early discovery. They then issued subpoenas to Twitter, seeking to identify the account-holders. Twitter resisted the subpoena and urged the court to unmask the users only after conducting an analysis of the substantive claims and weigh the chilling effect of unmasking these posters.
Read more about Music Group Macao Commercial Offshore Limited et al. v. Does and how the court eventually corrected its order on Technology & Marketing Law Blog.