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Facebook subpeonas, court warrants, criminal charges and Jeep information

It is nice to see that some are paying attention. I will cover a couple of things here and try not to tell you how to build a clock when all you want to know is the time.

The Jeep information is pretty simple. The badge that says Trial Rated really is a great sales tool and that is about all. What I can find out is that every 4wd jeep is trial rated. The exceptions are the Patriot and the Compass. The Patriot has a special off road package that you can buy that qualifies it. They have certain standards for various conditions to warrant the rating. The rating is a very new thing and was used in advertising for a while. You will hear people give all kinds of answers but the real things is that it means pretty much nothing if you have a 4WD Jeep. The person who bought theirs a year before the ad program started did not get a Jeep that would not pass the standards and what about the ones that came after. I have heard they are starting to put the badges back on some newer models again. If it makes you feel good so be it.

I removed the branding from my Jeep by removing the word Jeep from the hood. It had started to peel a little so I took it off. The Jeep is better looking naked in my opinion. The badges stayed on the back. As far as my personal jeep goes if you know anything about them you can tell what year it is and what model it is pretty easy. If not, then telling you the year is a waste of time.

The mention of social media as a place to get information has brought up some questions. The whole idea that the terms of service for Facebook and others outranks a federal judge astounds me. Here are the guidelines. Facebook will release the name, email, credit card information, phone number and other such information with a subpoena. You have to prove a couple of things like it are needed, you do not have it and it has to be from a California court, Federal court or an out of state court that has the subpoena domesticated in California. The content is pretty much off limits like it should be in most civil cases. The exceptions are not very many but what people do not seem to understand is that subpoenas are not the way to get the information. They will work for some of it but the service providers will play games until something else shows up. It is called a search warrant. Guess who issues search warrants. In federal cases the federal judges. The same ones who issue subpoenas for civil cases issue search warrants for criminal investigations even without charges. If you still do not get it the answers are right before your eyes. A search warrant will get the court or others everything from the information on subpoenas to all the content they need to prosecute person. Once that information is filed it becomes public domain.

I have a personal observation here. Why do you want content? That is what is protected. I understand if it is a copyright case like mine you might feel a need to see the images but not the ones in the content. The photo albums could be to see if they are still violating the law by using them. I personally see no need to deal with Facebook or the others except may be Gmail. One private investigator that quoted me said a $ 100.00 for a complete DMV report. That includes driver’s record, driver’s license and vehicle registration which show addresses and other information if the vehicle is financed. It might take a couple of states but for $ 200 dollars why would you pay Facebook $ 150- 500 dollars for less information. Remember you are trying to get an address to file process not read their Facebook pages. Besides if you are worried you must have forgotten the judge can compel the defendant or their attorney to provide the information by requiring the account ID and Password so the appointed people can access the account and look at what they need to see.

The attorneys for DMCA or copyright violations and how much they cost seem to be a topic. I received an email from an attorney about the cases. He said he would take the case for an hourly rate between $200 and $ 300 dollars per hour. They also showed flat rate fees and were willing to take the case on a contingency starting at 33% to 50% depending on when a settlement or judgment was completed. First if they are willing to do a contingency it may be worth it as they must be pretty sure of the case. As always, check out the case, the attorney and get legal advice before doing anything.

I am not an attorney. These are my personal opinions and general information only. These are not legal advice and should not be used as such.

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