A real timely question:
I guess we're all wondering if we're going to be sued too. Seems like you can't voice an opinion without having to defend it in court, especially with the ones you're dealing with.Probably they would if they could. They listed John Does 1-10 to have an opening, but unless Blogger maintains logs, there is no way of telling who left comments. Blogger is owned by Google, so good luck, Wes.... Hotmail is what, Microsoft? I delete emails, so discovery is moot. And, those with a touch of time on their hands, here is how to go through the Tor network and be 'truely' anonymous.
I think that's the problem here. Are our isp identifications up for grabs, too?
Suddenlink is not offering any resistance to the discovery, merely responding to the order. Almost feels like they helped phrase the judge's original order so as to avoid culpability. I've heard comments about them 'fighting' the order. Unless they actually submit objections to the court in this, they are just being passive, or even cooperative. The only thing I've seen is the posting of their lawyer's vacation schedule.
The only reason my IP address was targeted was obvious, once I actually thought about it: THEY track the visitors to THEIR sites. So, everytime you search out something on Essent, the search parameters are displayed, as well as where you came from. So, if I had thought about it, I would have blocked cookies and possibly gone to the trouble of using a separate workstation/browser for searching. Then it would have been only a guess, with the search parameters used, and what was published.