Pearson Educ., Inc. v. Doe, No. 12 Civ. 4786(BSJ)(KNF), 2012 WL 4832816 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 1, 2012)

Key Insight: Court denied motion for expedited discovery to Paypal Inc purportedly intended to determine the identity of an alleged copyright infringer where plaintiff failed to sustain their burden of making a clear and specific showing of good cause and sufficient reason why there motion was necessary, including because plaintiff failed to assert that Doe defendant lived in the relevant judicial district, because plaintiff failed to establish that they exhausted traditional avenues of identification and because the subpoena was overly broad, among other reasons

Nature of Case: Copyright infringement

Electronic Data Involved: Identifying information from internet service provider (ISP)

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