ME2 PRODUCTIONS, INC. v. DOES 1-18

Case No. C17-0182RSL.

ME2 PRODUCTIONS, INC., Plaintiff, v. DOES 1-18, Defendants.

United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle.

Editors Note
Applicable Law: 17 U.S.C. § 101
Cause: 17 U.S.C. § 101 Copyright Infringement
Nature of Suit: 820 Copyright
Source: PACER


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

ME2 Productions, Inc, Plaintiff, represented by David Allen Lowe , LOWE GRAHAM JONES.


ORDER GRANTING LEAVE FOR PRELIMINARY DISCOVERY

ROBERT S. LASNIK, District Judge.

This matter comes before the Court on plaintiff's "Ex Parte Motion for Expedited Discovery" in the above-captioned matter. Dkt. # 5. Because plaintiff cannot identify the Doe defendants without taking discovery from internet service providers regarding each defendant's IP address, plaintiff's motion is GRANTED.

Plaintiff may initiate discovery, including the issuance of subpoenas under Fed. R. Civ. P. 45, on internet service providers seeking information that would allow service on the Doe defendants, limited to his or her name, address, and email address. An internet service provider ("ISP") served with a subpoena authorized by this Order shall give written notice, which includes email notice, and a copy of the subpoena to any affected subscriber(s) as soon as possible after service of the subpoena and shall provide plaintiff with the date(s) upon which notice was provided to each affected subscriber. The ISP and/or any affected subscriber(s) shall have thirty (30) days from the date the subscriber is notified of the subpoena to object to the production pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 45(d)(2)(B). Any objection must be in writing and sent to the ISP and to David A. Lowe, Lowe Graham Jones PLLC, 701 Fifth Ave., Suite 4800, Seattle, WA 98104.

The ISP shall not disclose defendants' identifying information before or during the 30-day period or if a timely objection is served on plaintiff or its counsel unless and until the Court orders it to do so. If an objection is served, the ISP shall preserve any material responsive to the subpoena for a period of sixty (60) days in order to allow plaintiff to move for an order compelling production under Fed. R. Civ. P. 45(d)(2)(B)(i). If no objection is served, the ISP shall comply with the subpoena within fourteen (14) days.

Plaintiff shall provide a copy of this Order with each subpoena issued pursuant thereto.


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