question regarding US requirements for journaling public email (possible legislation?)

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Thu Jan 5 12:52:34 CST 2012


On Thu, 05 Jan 2012 13:42:50 EST, William Herrin said:
> The really odd thing is that the act also says:
>
> `(2) Access to a record or information required to be retained under
> this subsection may not be compelled by any person or other entity
> that is not a governmental entity.'
>
> What does that mean for the MPAA seeking the identity of a bit torrent user?

Means they need to get a subpoena (at which point it's the court, a governmental
entity, doing the compelling).
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