TekSavvy has received a request for customer information from Voltage Pictures LLC. Some of our customers have been notified that an IP address associated with their account has been identified as part of that request. TekSavvy is working to provide our customers all relevant information in this request, including public notices submitted to Federal court and resources to help through the process.
Notices from Voltage for TekSavvy Customer Information
The following documents were submitted to the Federal Court by Voltage LLC relevant to this request for personal information of TekSavvy customers.
On May 13, 2013, the Court set a hearing date of June 25, 2013 for the matter of Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe.
On February 28, 2013, CIPPIC filed the affidavits of Alex Cooke and Timothy Lethbridge in support of their intervention granted on February 13, 2013.
On February 13, 2013, the Court granted CIPPIC's request to intervene in the motion by Voltage Pictures, LLC.
On January 31, 2013, Justice J. Mandamin submitted written Reasons for Order in support of the second adjournment order issued on January 18, 2013.
On January 23, 2013, CIPPIC submitted to the court reply materials in support of the request that CIPPIC should be granted intervenor status.
This order of the Court provides for a further adjournment of the motion brought by Voltage pending the Court's determination whether CIPPIC should be granted intervenor status
On January 17, 2013, the Responding Motion of Record presented by Voltage Pictures LLC, addresses their concerns regarding CIPPIC's ability to intervene in the case.
On December 21, 2012, CIPPIC applied to intervene in the motion by Voltage Pictures, LLC.
On December 17, 2012, the Federal Court adjourned the motion by Voltage Pictures LLC at the request of TekSavvy. The formal order adjourning the motion was issued by the Federal Court on December 19, 2012. The Federal court has rescheduled the hearing for January 14th, 2013.
The Motion Record contains the evidence and argument that Voltage will be relying on for its motion to the Federal Court of Canada. In the interests of our customers’ privacy, we have removed the list of IP addresses and associated information included in the Motion Record from the attached copy. The Motion Record was served on us on December 11th.
The Notice of Motion serves as TekSavvy’s notice that some of our customers’ names and contact information are being requested by way of a motion to the Federal Court of Canada so that Voltage can pursue its claims against them. The Notice of Motion was served on us on December 7th.
The Statement of Claim was filed November 14th, this is a general submission to the court outlining the claims against as yet unknown defendants. TekSavvy has not been formally served with this document aswe are not a defendant in the case. We obtained a copy from the Court as it is relevant to our customers.
For more information
The Government of Canada’s Balanced Copyright Site
Why Liability Is Limited: A Primer on New Copyright Damages as File Sharing Lawsuits Head To Canada
The Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (“CIPPIC”)
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