My room mate used my wifi to download torrents and I received a letter from my service provider about a subpoena for release of information for copyright infringement. I need help to ensure I'm not held liable and he needs help since he admits it was him.
Generally, one may want to move to quash the subpoena if appropriate grounds exist.
You need to discuss immediately in a private consultation with an intellectual property attorney.
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You should consult an attorney and find out if the subpoena is even legitimate. There have been instances of attorneys (or presumed attorneys) using bogus requests to ultimately shake people down for money.
You should immediately consult an intellectual property attorney. My firm has handled several similar cases.
1. Have him admit it in writing. 2. Both of you should meet with an attorney asap. This could be an expensive lesson for you both, don't illegally download and don't trust others with your wifi.
Peace be with you, and may love guide you.
If it was Strike 3 Holdings or Malibu Media (since you are in Michigan and they are both filing lawsuits there) its a pretty serious issue. Your roommate should cooperate with you in helping to resolve this matter - it is in both of your interests to do so. You are innocent, and if they pursue litigation against you they will eventually learn your roommate is the guilty party - and then sue him or her. Its best to nip this problem in the bud now.
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