No. CIV.A.02-MS-0323(JDB).

240 F.Supp.2d 24 (2003)

In re: VERIZON INTERNET SERVICES, INC., Subpoena Enforcement Matter, Recording Industry Association of America, Plaintiff, v. Verizon Internet Services, Defendant.

United States District Court, District of Columbia.

January 21, 2003.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Joe Robert Caldwell, Jr., Baker Botts, LLP, Washington, DC, for Alliance for Public Technolgy, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, Consumer Alert, Electronic Frontier Foundation (Eff), Media Access Project, National Grange, National Consumers League, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, Privacyactivism, Public Knowledge, Utility Consumers' Action NetWork, Amici.

Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., Thomas J. Perrelli, Jenner & Block, Washington, DC, Jonathan Whitehead, Recording Industry Association of America, Washington, DC, for Recording Industry Association of America, Inc. (Riaa), Movant.

Timothy C. Hester, Covington & Burling, Washington, DC, for Verizon Internet Services, Inc., Movant.

Joe Robert Caldwell, Jr., Baker Botts, LLP, Washington, DC, for Electronic Privacy Information Center, Movant.

Megan E. Gray, Gray Matters, Washington, DC, for EFF & Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at Boalt Hall, School of law, Amicus.

Paul B. Gaffney, Williams & Connolly, LLP, Washington, DC, for Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Movant.

Kathryn Schaefer Zecca, Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck & Untereiner, Washington, DC, for United States Internet Industry Association, The Computer & Communications Industry Association, Internet Service Providers' Association (South Africa), Yahoo!, Incorporated, Southern Star, Mercury Network, LLC, Netlink 2000 Inc., Zzapp! Internet Services, Smcnet LLC, Ice Communications Inc., Frontier and Citizens Communications, DM Solutions, Movants.


BATES, District Judge.

The Recording Industry Association of America ("RIAA")1 has moved to enforce a subpoena served on Verizon Internet Services ("Verizon") under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DMCA" or "Act"), 17 U.S.C. § 512. On behalf of copyright owners, RIAA seeks the identity of an anonymous user of Verizon's service who is alleged to have infringed copyrights with respect...

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