Here is another set of documents recently filed in case # 3:11-CV-027666-MEJ, Patrick Collins v. Does 1-3590, Northern District of California (Ira Siegel).
The first document is a Motion for Protective Order from Steven D. Buchanan, of Phoenix, AZ (filed 22 Nov 2011). As the motion was filed under true name, the court and Troll have the Doe’s information. protective_Order_doe
The second document from Mr. Buchanan is more interesting. It is a letter to the court stating that he has been working with Quest to secure his network after unknown personnel exploited access to it. He attached multiple emails correspondence with Quest showing his effort to secure his network. In a 28 Jan 11, email to Quest, he states
“… I was told by your support personnel that under no circumstances should I contact the copyright company as this would allow them to take legal action against me.”
Well thank you Quest technician. 🙂
The emails go on to tell the court the problem Mr. Buchanan had with the people who were abusing his Internet connection. The interesting thing I noticed was that Mr. Buchanan actually received a DMCA “Take-Down” notice. This is something you don’t see in most of these cases. There were 22 notices of copyright infringement lodged against Mr. Buchanan’s IP address. This is a logical step the copyright owner should do, but most Does will never get one.
I hope Mr. Buchanan goes to the Phoenix press and gets it out in the open. I would like to also know why the copyright owner sent take-down notices on this instance and not on a majority of others. Do they also believe this a compromised network? Not that they really care – Greedy Trolls.