Hollywood Reporter reports
that Activision Blizzard has filed a Digital
Millennium Copyright Act subpoena against Reddit to learn the identity of a user
who revealed information about the next Call of Duty
game. They say
neither party has yet replied to a request for comment, offering the following
explanation of what's going down from a court filing:
"Reddit is the
service provider to which the subject of the subpoena-Reddit user 'Assyrian2410'
– posted infringing Activision content," the filing, submitted Feb. 14 in
California's Northern District Court, reads. "The Content infringes Activision's
exclusive rights under copyright law. Specifically, it infringes Activision's
rights in its popular video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare."
The filing includes a link to the offending post, made in the Modern Warfare
subreddit, which had a title of "I found this image online, not sure what it
is," that has since been taken down.