Don’t mess with Disney’s Agents of Marvel.
A federal court in California approved Disney and Marvel’s request for a subpoena forcing Google to help identify the leaker of a trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, according to court documents filed in a California federal court and obtained Thursday by Mashable.
Marvel Studios on Tuesday requested access to information, including an IP address, regarding a Google Drive account of a user that goes by “John Gazelle,” where it’s believed the trailer was posted, according to the filings. The request was granted Wednesday, and Google has been ordered to produce the information in question at a San Francisco law firm on Nov. 18.
Disney sent Google a takedown notice on Oct. 22, citing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, that the file must be removed, according to the filing. It was not immediately clear whether the file in question was merely the teaser footage or perhaps an entire early cut of the film, though people close to Disney told Mashable that it’s most likely just the trailer.
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