In Greenbaum v. Google, a New York court has reaffirmed the principle that "John Doe" identity information cannot be disclosed absent:
-prior notice to the anonymous person;
-affording the anonymous person an opportunity to be heard in opposition to the application; and
-an evidentiary showing of a prima facie case against the anonymous person.
Application of this principle to the RIAA cases would defeat all of the RIAA's ex parte discovery applications.
October 23, 2007, Decision of Hon. Marcy S. Friedman in Greenbaum v. Google*
* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation
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