We continue to see courts getting involved in telling registrars and search engines what they must do to comply with a growing number of complaints that arise with issues of copyright infringement.
A couple days ago we wrote about a German court telling Key-Systems that they and all registrars can be held liable for the infringement violations of their customers.
Gizmodo reported that a U.S. judge has ordered Google to turn over all information they have with regards to a leaked trailer for the new Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Marvel also asked to enter Google owned property that coincided with the time, date and location of the upload. That request was not granted.
From the article:
Yesterday, a federal judge granted Marvel a subpoena against Google, which will help it find out where the leak came from. Google was told:
“Your are commanded to produce at the time, date, and place set forth below the following documents, electronically stored information, or objects, and to permit inspection, copying, testing, or sampling of the material.”
The subpoena goes on to command Google to take “all identifying information for the user ‘John Gazelle'” to court on November 18th in San Francisco.
Apparently, Marvel also asked to for “entry onto the designated premises, land, or other property possessed or controlled by you at the time, date, and location set forth.” But it didn’t get that. Instead, it’s asking for “the IP address from which the file named ‘ap-tlr-l_int_360p.mp4’ and containing content known as Avengers: Age of Ultron was uploaded to the Google Drive Site” and whatever else Google will tell it.
Read the full article on Gizmodo