The opinion of the court was delivered by: Allison Claire United States Magistrate Judge
The Court has reviewed the Complaint with attached Exhibits, Plaintiff's Ex Parte Application for Leave to Take Expedited Discovery and all the papers filed in connection with the motion, and relevant case law. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff's Ex Parte Application for Leave to Take Discovery is GRANTED;
2. Plaintiff may immediately serve a Rule 45 subpoena on AT&T Internet Services to obtain the following information to identify John Doe associated with IP Address
18.104.22.168: name, address, and telephone number.
3. Any information disclosed to the Plaintiff in response to a Rule 45 subpoena may be used by the Plaintiff solely for the purpose of protecting Plaintiff's rights as set forth in its Complaint;
4. Plaintiff and any entity which receives a subpoena shall confer, if necessary, with respect to the issue of payment for the information requested in the subpoena or for resolution of IP addresses which are not controlled by such entity, duplicate IP addresses that resolve to the same individual, other IP addresses that do not provide the name and other information requested of a unique individual, or for the entity's internal costs to notify its customers;
5. Any entity which receives a subpoena and elects to charge for the costs of production shall provide a billing summary and any cost reports that serve as a basis for such billing summary and any costs claimed by such entity;
6. Plaintiff shall serve a copy of this Order along with any subpoenas issued pursuant to this Order;
7. If any entity subpoenaed pursuant to this Order wishes to move to quash the subpoena, it must do so before the return date of the subpoena, which shall be 30 days from the date of service; and
8. The subpoenaed entity shall preserve any subpoenaed information pending the resolution of any timely-filed motion to quash.
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