Disney’s Marvel is attempting to trace down the identification of the particular person (or individuals) who allegedly launched a 63-page transcript of dialogue from “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” on-line — one month earlier than the movie’s theatrical premiere.
A request filed Friday (March 10) on behalf of Marvel in federal district court docket in California requested the court docket to situation a subpoena to compel Reddit to establish the particular person or group chargeable for sharing dialogue from “Quantumania” to the r/MarvelStudiosSpoilers subreddit “on or about” Jan. 20, 2023. The movie, starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Jonathan Majors, opened extensive within the U.S. on Feb. 17.
Marvel requested “all Figuring out Info for the consumer ‘u/MSSmods’” in addition to that of “another consumer(s) chargeable for posting, enhancing, and/or sustaining the content material” that was out there on the subreddit (however is not) for the interval from Jan. 15-Feb. 15. The Marvel subpoena request was filed beneath the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
Requested for remark, a Reddit spokesperson declined to say if the corporate supposed to adjust to the knowledge requested by Marvel. “Reddit is dedicated to defending our customers’ privateness. We’ve rigorous processes in place to evaluate authorized requests and object when applicable,” the rep stated.
Marvel additionally filed a DMCA subpoena requesting comparable data from Google, after somebody allegedly shared the doc to Google Docs. Reps for Marvel and Google didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” has been one of the worst-reviewed Marvel movies to date. In three weeks of launch, the movie has grossed $198 million domestically.
The leaked dialogue from the film was edited and/or displayed in a Portuguese net interface, per piracy information web site TorrentFreak, which previously reported on the Marvel legal filings. The report additionally cited proof of the “probability that the textual content was supposed to be used in subtitles.”