Major League Baseball v. Charter Communications Inc.

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Summary

Threat Type: 

Subpoena

Date: 

06/03/2010

Status: 

Pending

Location: 

New York

Verdict or Settlement Amount: 

N/A
On June 3, 2010, Major League Baseball filed a petition for a court order requiring Internet service provider Charter Communications Inc. to disclose the names of users who posted "pornographic," and "indecent" material on MLB.com forums, Reuters reports. ... read full description
Parties

Party Receiving Legal Threat: 

Charter Communications Inc.

Type of Party: 

Large Organization

Type of Party: 

Large Organization

Location of Party: 

  • New York

Location of Party: 

  • Missouri
Description

On June 3, 2010, Major League Baseball filed a petition for a court order requiring Internet service provider Charter Communications Inc. to disclose the names of users who posted "pornographic," and "indecent" material on MLB.com forums, Reuters reports.

Major Legaue Baseball traced the IP addresses of the offensive posters to Charter Communications and seeks the names of the posters so that it can pursue "appropriate action" against them. MLB.com has tried and failed several times to ban the "obscene" posts, many of which involve threats of unwanted sexual acts against other forum users, and images of genitalia, according to Reuters

 

Details

Content Type: 

  • Photo
  • Text

Publication Medium: 

Forum

Subject Area: 

  • Third-Party Content
  • Anonymity
  • Subpoenas
  • Obscenity
  • User Comments or Submissions
Court Information & Documents

Jurisdiction: 

  • New York

Court Name: 

Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County

Court Type: 

State

Case Number: 

107256/2010
CMLP Information (Private)

Threat Source: 

Court Filings

CMLP Notes: 

6/9/10 9.42am: I could not track down the petition for the court order so I relied heavily on the Reuters article. MH