Court ruled on the protective order motion, at which time Comcast would releaseimmediately, and instead attempted an end-around that motion and needlesslysought to hold Comcast in contempt, thus adding expenses to a non-party and hisown client, and unnecessarily occupying this Court’s time. Accordingly the Courtshould award Comcast its fees and expenses in opposing Defendant’s Motion anddeny the Contempt Motion as premature and baseless.
Non-party Comcast has no vested interest in the resolution of the parties’cross motions for sanctions.
Minute Entry (Dkt. 39). Nonetheless, pursuant tothe Court’s decision to “allow each [party] to have some discovery, … but notmuch,” Tr. at 78:11-12 (Dkt. 64), Comcast began receiving subpoenas fromDefendant on July 10, 2013. The subpoenas list certain IP addresses
and seek thenames, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and MAC addresses
for theComcast subscriber(s) associated with those IP addresses.
An “IP address” is the unique numerical address for each particular computer connected tothe Internet, that all such connected computers have assigned either statically (
, associatedwith one computer) or dynamically.
U.S. v. Steiger
, 318 F.3d 1039, 1042 (11th Cir. 2003).
A “MAC” or “media access control” address is a unique identifier for any piece of networked hardware, such as a cable modem, wireless router, or interface card, that a computer uses to connect to a network,
, the Internet.
Discount Video Ctr., Inc. v. Does 1-29
, 2012WL 5464175, at *1 n.1 (D. Mass. Nov. 7, 2012).
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