Purdue University Releases Student's Name To Adult Film Company

Purdue University has released the name of a 19-year-old student to an adult film company who has been trying to track down users who have downloaded their films illegally.

The student is alleged to have downloaded a film illegally last year from his dorm room.

The AP has more:

Purdue spokeswoman Jeanne Norberg said Tuesday the university has provided the student's name to Third Degree Films. The university disclosed the name after U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Rodovich on Oct 6 denied a request to quash a subpoena to protect the student's privacy. Rodovich ruled Third Degree Films' right to judicial process outweighed the 19-year-old student's right to remain anonymous.

Third Degree Films is seeking to learn the identities of more than 2,000 people it claims illegally downloaded copyrighted adult videos. The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages.

The student, know as John Doe #26 in court papers, has alleged that others in the dorm have had access to his router and wifi.