Millennium TGA, Inc. v. Comcast Cable Commc?ns LLC, —F. Supp. 2d—, 2012 WL 2371426 (D.D.C. June 25, 2012)

Key Insight: Where Plaintiff served a subpoena seeking identifying information related to one defendant and 350 ?co-conspirators? who plaintiff alleged engaged in a conspiracy to unlawfully download Plaintiff?s movie (using the BitTorrent protocol) and Comcast objected on the grounds of undue burden, among other things, the D.C. Court (the court from which the subpoena was issued) treated Comcast?s objections as a motion to quash and found that the burden of issuing the subpoena would result in undue burden to Comcast, to the defendant and to the 350 ?co-conspirators? who did not reside in the forum because they would be subjected to undue inconvenience of litigating any objections in a ?distant forum? and denied Plaintiff?s request but, recognizing Plaintiff?s efforts and interest in litigating the case, ordered Comcast to provide information related to alleged co-conspirators city and state of residence, but not identifying information, which Comcast could do without undue burden and which would allow plaintiff to seek the identifying information of the alleged co-conspirators in the jurisdiction in which they lived

Nature of Case: Copyright infringement

Electronic Data Involved: Identifying information related to ISP subscribers

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