ByBill Toulas-May 25, 2019.071 A Dmca subpoena is signed off for the first time in 15 years by a court clerk in Us. The Hawaii district court has admitted an accomplished attorney’s claims. Verizon will now have to give away the names of 20 of its supposedly pirated customers. This has been the standard practice for over 15 years now and the rightsholders ‘ legal representatives have not even bothered to try out the path. Rightscorp had sent a Dmca subpoena to an Atlanta court in 2015 attempting to obtain the names of Birch Communications clients and failed although Lhf Productions retried in a Utah Federal Court this January but also had their demand rejected by the court official. On that part everything seemed to remain the same and no further submissions of Dmca subpoena were expected for years. However, just months after the last one, an experienced lawyer named Kerry Culpepper decided to apply for a Dmca subpoena against Verizon in Hawaii and it was signed-off this time. Now Verizon will have to hand over 20 of its clients ‘ Ip addresses which are suspected of downloading the movie ‘ Hunter Killer ‘ via BitTorrent. Since this will not allow lawsuits to be brought, it has become much cheaper and easier to obtain the identity of these accused pirates. Copyright holders could either sue for compensation with this knowledge in their possession, or build a larger case based on it. The problem now emerging is whether we have an individual event or a Dmca subpoena re-emergence. Now that the Hawaiian court clerk has decided to accept Kerry Culpepper’s claims about the legitimacy of the Dmca subpoena for this case, more right-holders are bound in the near future to pursue this. That said we will soon learn whether or not Dmca subpoenas actually came back. This is obviously huge news for the people involved in piracy as the people behind the film you’re downloading via P2P could now be several steps closer to your identity.