A US District Court issued a subpoena to Cloudflare at the request of the Association for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), to obtain the identities of individuals associated with 25 different illegal streaming sites “who have exploited ACE Members‘ exclusive rights in their copyrighted motion pictures without their authorization.”
According to the declaration signed by ACE EVP Jan Van Voorn, “(The identifying) information (sought by this subpoena) will only be used for the purposes of protecting the rights granted to ACE Members, the motion picture copyright owners, under Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.”
Read the letter of request by ACE to the Court, containing the full listing infringing streaming Web sites with sample pages
Read the Subpoena (US District Court of the Central District of California, Feb 4, 2022)
Why it matters
Cloudflare has been a frequent target of investigation for ACE, the Motion Picture Association, the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) and others that believe the online infrastructure company might be hosting infringing instances of high value video programming.