November 23, 2008
Intellectual Property, Internet & E-Commerce, Telecommunications Alerts

Quashing Out-of-State Subpoenas to Internet Service Providers

New California legislation adds to the protection of anonymous online speakers, overriding a recent court decision and now providing that an individual whose identity and contact information is subpoenaed from their Internet service provider in a non-California court case, can seek to quash the subpoena in a California court, including some protections of California's anti-SLAPP law and the potential recovery of attorneys fees for an unjustified or overbroad subpoena.  (A.B. 2433, amending Civ. Proc. Code Sec. 1987.1-2)
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