What is a Subpoena and do you Squash it or Quash it?
Civil lawyer Steve Vondran explains what it means to try to "quash" a subpoena. For example, if you get a notice of copyright infringement from your ISP claiming you illegally downloaded music or videos and someone wants to sue you (ex. in A Bittorrent file sharing lawsuit), you may need to discuss with an intellectual property lawyer about whether or not you have grounds to QUASH the subpoena or not. This podcast provides a general overview of the four common grounds to seek to set aside the subpoena so you do not have to respond to it. This is general legal information only and not legal advice or a substitute for legal advice.
If you need help with a software audit, or Bittorent defense, contact us, we can review your options. One of the main things to consider in P2P cases is whethere there is an "undue burden" or special privacy interest that can create a ground to ignore the subpoena. This Vondran Legal Hour podcast will provide reference to FRCP 45.
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