C.D. California: BUNNELL, Forrest Parker, Wes Parker, and Valence Media, Ltd. v. MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Owners and operators of website that facilitated the copying and
distribution of large files brought action against motion picture trade
association, alleging that association procured and conspired to procure "hacked"
private information that association then used to interfere with owners' business
operation. Parties filed cross motions for summary judgment.
The District Court, Florence-Marie Cooper, J., held that:
(1) contractor's conduct did not violate Wiretap Act;
(2) invasion of privacy claim was preempted by Electronic Communications Privacy
Act (ECPA); and
(3) operators failed to establish a violation of California Trade Secrets Act.
Motion granted in favor of defendant.
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