On September 5, 2013, Judge Rosemary Collyer of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued an order blocking FilmOn from
Addressing for the first time the issue of whether restitution (in the context of pirated copyrighted software) under the Mandatory Victim Restitution Act
Applying a heightened First Amendment standard set in a prior appeal in the same case, the District of Columbia’s highest court denied enforcement of a subpoena seeking the identity of an anonymous Internet whistleblower because the corporate plaintiff failed to present evidence that it had suffered any harm.
Providing information on over 1,200 subscribers who are alleged to have downloaded and distributed unauthorized copies of a motion picture on a P2P file-sharing network is not an undue burden on an ISP, a district court ruled, also rejecting arguments that the order infringed the subscribers' right to anonymous communication.
An Internet service subscriber lacks a privacy interest in account information sought in a subpoena served upon the subscriber's Internet service provider, a district court ruled.
On a motion for attorney’s fees, the court held that plaintiff’s claim that defendants' 1997 short story infringed the copyright in her 2005 novel was objectively unreasonable, and granted defendants' request for attorneys' fees on this issue.