Cincinnati, OH asked in Intellectual Property for Ohio

Q: Time warner sent me a letter saying they where going to give my name and address to the court for downloading .

What would be my next move.Should I try to fight it ? should I just wait.

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Nathan Roach
Nathan Roach

A: Unfortunately, these kind of cases are increasingly common. Depending on your situation, the EFF may be able to recommend a lawyer near you.

Often times, the subpoena notice from your ISP will give you an opportunity to contest the release of your information in a limited amount of time. Finding an attorney to respond quickly to block the release can prevent further disclosures and put your case in a better position for later litigation. However, it can also be expensive so there is a trade-off based on how highly you value your privacy.

A particularly egregious example of how this litigation often plays out can be read about here:

Unfortunately, most attorneys would need more information on your specific situation, before they could advise you as to what action you should take in your case. Speaking with a knowledgeable IP attorney may allow you to resist the release of your information, but it depends on timing and the particular requirements of the subpoena.

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