Malibu Media, LLC v. Doe

Filing 25

ORDER RE SEALING MOTION Signed by Judge Alsup on 5/16/17. (whalc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/16/2017)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 MALIBU MEDIA, LLC, 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 No. C 16-05975 WHA Plaintiff, v. ORDER RE SEALING MOTION JOHN DOE subscriber assigned IP Address, Defendant. / 16 17 In response to an order to show cause, Malibu Media filed a declaration from its 18 counsel, with exhibits setting forth the circumstances of each voluntary dismissal in cases filed 19 in October 2016. It now seeks to file the entire declaration under seal inasmuch as the records 20 include the identifying information of the defendants in each action, which is subject to a 21 protective order. That is the sole basis for Malibu Media’s sealing motion. 22 Pursuant to Civil L.R. 79-5(d)(1)(c), “a redacted version of the document that is sought 23 to be filed under seal” must also be filed. Although Malibu Media’s submissions certainly 24 include identifying information that warrants sealing, the vast majority of the material does not 25 warrant sealing. Malibu Media’s motion is HELD IN ABEYANCE, pending submission of a 26 redacted version redacting only each defendant’s personal identifying information. 27 28 By way of guidance, Malibu Media’s profiles describing the defendants, which identify the defendants as “elderly,” a “business entity,” or “struggling financially” are sufficiently anonymized to protect the defendants. Additionally, Exhibit 1, which contains no identifying 1 information beyond the city of the defendants identified by ISPs in response to subpoenas, may 2 be filed without redaction. 3 Malibu Media shall file its redacted submission by TOMORROW, MAY 17, AT 6:00 P.M. 4 Failure to timely file the redacted submission as required by the Local Rules will result in 5 striking of the affected materials. 6 7 IT IS SO ORDERED. 8 9 Dated: May 16, 2017. WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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