California Court to copyright trolls: no discovery for you if you aren’t going to litigate

Judge Howard R. Lloyd put an end to one copyright troll’s fishing expedition:

In yet another mass lawsuit against alleged file-sharers, a California court has said that while it’s sympathetic towards the plight of the copyright holder, it will not assist it to identify BitTorrent users. It’s a shame that technology that enables infringement has outpaced technology that prevents it, the judge wrote, but added that his court won’t work with copyright holders who pursue settlement programs with no intention to litigate.

Via torrentfreak.com