In Re DMCA Section 512(H) Subpoena to Borjan Solutions, S.L.

Filing 3

ORDER that 1 Request for Issuance of Subpoena is denied without prejudice. Signed by Magistrate Judge George Foley, Jr on 9/27/17. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - MMM)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 7 8 9 10 11 IN RE: ) ) DMCA SECTION 512(H) ) SUBPOENA TO BORJAN SOLUTIONS, S.L ) ) ) ) __________________________________________) Case No. 2:16-cv-03006-JAD-GWF ORDER 12 13 14 15 16 This matter is before the Court on Movant AMA Multimedia, LLC’s Request for Issuance of Subpoena (ECF No. 1), filed on December 23, 2016. BACKGROUND Movant requests an order issuing a subpoena to Borjan Solutions, S.L., an internet service 17 provider, to identify alleged infringers pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act 18 (“DMCA”), 17 U.S.C. § 512(h). The alleged infringers posted videos on systems operated by 19 Borjan Solutions in violation of copyrights held by Movant. Movant represents that its predecessor 20 in interest, SSC Group, LLC, entered into a settlement agreement with Borjan Solutions in which 21 Borjan Solutions agreed to install a removal form on its website. On September 12, 15, and 16, 22 2016, Movant submitted links through the removal form located on Borjan Solutions’s website. 23 24 DISCUSSION The DMCA provides a statutory scheme for copyright holders to notify internet service 25 providers of the existence of allegedly copyrighted material on their servers. 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3). 26 A “safe harbor” is provided to service providers who remove or disable access to allegedly 27 infringing material following receipt of a DMCA notice. 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(1). §512(h) of the 28 DMCA provides that “a copyright owner or person authorized to act on the owner’s behalf may 1 request the clerk of any United States district court to issue a subpoena to a service provider for 2 identification of an alleged infringer.” The request may be made by filing “(A) a copy of a 3 notification described in subsection (c) (3)(A); (B) a proposed subpoena; and (c) a sworn declaration 4 to the effect that the purpose for which the subpoena is sought to obtain the identity of an alleged 5 infringer and that such information will only be used for protecting the rights under this title.” 6 Movant filed with the court, as required by § 512(h)(2), notifications that it provided to 7 Borjan Solutions through the removal form installed on its website. See ECF No. 1, pgs 30-38. 8 Movant also attached a declaration of Adam Silverman, a managing member of AMA Multimedia 9 (“AMA”), stating that the purpose of the subpoena is to identify alleged infringers and such 10 information will only be used for the purposes of protecting AMA’s rights under 17 U.S.C. § 100. 11 Movant, however, failed to attach a proposed subpoena as required by §512(h)(2). The Court, 12 therefore, denies Movant’s motion without prejudice. Accordingly, 13 14 15 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Movant AMA Multimedia, LLC’s Request for Issuance of Subpoena (ECF No. 1) is denied without prejudice. DATED this 27th day of September, 2017. 16 17 18 ______________________________________ GEORGE FOLEY, JR. United States Magistrate Judge 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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