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Twitter Likely to Beat DMCA Subpoena Revealing Anonymous User

May 13, 2022, 4:32 PM

Twitter Inc. will likely fend off a Digital Millennium Copyright Act subpoena seeking to reveal the identity of an anonymous user who allegedly used copyrighted photos to criticize a billionaire investment firm co-founder, a judge said in California federal court.

Judge Vince Chhabria also considered investigating the subpoena petitioner, a “mysterious” entity called Bayside Advisory LLC, for abusing the judicial process at the Thursday hearing in the US District Court for the Northern District of California.

The judge said he will evaluate Twitter’s motion to quash Bayside’s subpoena with a balancing test, articulated in an amicus brief filed by advocacy ...

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