Marvel Takes on Google to Find Age of Ultron Leaker
Last Tuesday was supposed to be Marvel‘s big debut of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. As expected, things didn’t go to plan, and the trailer was released ahead of time by a leaker. At first Disney and Marvel sent out take down notices, but soon they relented and an official version was released. Marvel even made a joke about it.
Much like their S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel has decided to eradicate their Hydra leaker, and are doing so in the court of law. This Tuesday Marvel asked a judge for a subpoena to find out the identity of the individual behind it. The subpoena to Google was granted by a California judge.
The case is a search for user “John Gazelle” who uploaded a version of the trailer to Google Drive. The court order is for Google to turn over the IP address of the individual as well as IP addresses associated with the person’s Google+ and Youtube accounts.
Google will have to appear in court on November 18 with the information.This isn’t the first time a leak involving a Marvel movie has resulted in some action in court. X-Men Origins: Wolverine which is based on a Marvel comic, but released by Fox resulted in jail time.(via The Verge)