Civil rights and consumer organizations are backing Time Warner Cable's federal court effort to block subpoenas for the names and addresses of thousands of individuals who allegedly downloaded movies illegally. The groups argue in amicus briefs filed this week that defendants in "John Doe" lawsuits are being deprived of a fair chance to defend themselves because of the litigation strategy being pursued by the US Copyright Group, a Washington, D.C.-based venture launched by an intellectual property law boutique.
Rights Groups Enter Illegal Downloading Fight
The National Law Journal
June 4, 2010