6 Jun 12 Update – DTD Declaration filed on this case – Post & Declaration
Thank you John Doe XX for posting about this hearing concerning three Malibu Media cases filed by troll Christopher Fiore, in the Eastern District of PA. What was interesting about this hearing is that there is an audio recording of it in PACER. Audio File. I had to sign up for a “DropBox” account to get the mp3 file loaded. If you are interested in getting a DropBox account, here is a link – DropBox
– Here is the .PDF file for the hearing with the .MP3 file embedded in it. Hearing_02084(PA)
It was great to actually hear the interaction between the Judge and Fiore. You could tell the judge did some research, but was certainly not a geek. The first thing the judge asked him was if he was familiar with Judge Browns’ recent opinion in NY (ORR_03995(NY)). Fiore tells him “No.” I really doubt that. Mind you, he isn’t an IP lawyer and is more of a token for the Plaintiffs. Listen for when the judge asks him what a MAC address is. There is a great pause and then a stammering stupid answer. I wish I could have seen his face when the judge asked him. The judge actually does a better job at stating what a MAC address is than Fiore.
There are other parts of the hearing that are interesting and I will leave it open for readers to comment on. Based on Fiore’s answers and the previous PA court rulings, the judge did grant them the right to serve the subpoena on the ISPs. The judge did limit the information the ISPs could provide to the Name, Address, and MAC address of the subscriber. It also looks like the judge is leaving the door open for the Does to make motions.
Enjoy and don’t choke on any food or drink while listening to Fiore.