-0.1 C
New York

Film companies demand names of Reddit users who discussed piracy in 2011


Illustration of a laptop with the skull-and-crossbones pirate symbol on the screen.

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | natatravel)

Reddit is fighting another attempt by film companies to unmask anonymous Reddit users who discussed piracy.

The same companies lost a previous, similar motion to identify Reddit users who wrote comments in piracy-related threads. Reddit avoided revealing the identities of eight users by arguing that the First Amendment protected their right to anonymous speech.

Reddit is seeking a similar outcome in the new case, in which the film companies' subpoena to Reddit sought "Basic account information including IP address registration and logs from 1/1/2016 to present, name, email address and other account registration information" for six users who wrote comments on Reddit threads in 2011 and 2018. Reddit wrote in a court filing on Wednesday:

Read 17 remaining paragraphs | Comments

Ars Technica - All contentContinue reading/original-link]

Related articles


Recent articles