ACE subpoenas identity data for dozens of infringing streaming sites

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The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has requested subpoenas directed to Cloudflare, a provider of Internet infrastructure services; to disclose identifying information for about 40 Web domains carrying copyrighted video programming through Cloudflare facilities illegally, so it can pursue legal action against them.

The information requested includes the names of individuals, physical, IP and email addresses, phone numbers, payment and account information.   Most of the sites were online and available as of this writing (July 2021).

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The case is 2:21-mc-01008, filed in the US District Court of the Central District of California, Western Division

One of the infringing sites cited in the ACE request was (screenshot)

Why it matters

These requests are the latest in an ongoing initiative to identify and shut down infringing Web sites. Access to the subpoena documents and letters from ACE provide insights as to their process.

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