On February 27, 2003, the Stanford Center for Internet and Society (CIS) convinced Primus Telecommunications to withdraw its subpoena seeking the identifying information of individuals who anonymously posted messages on a Yahoo! message board discussing Primus. Primus served Yahoo! with a subpoena on December 31, 2002 demanding that Yahoo! identify eleven “John Doe” users. Primus admitted that these individuals were not accused of any wrongdoing.
The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School is a leader in the study of the law and policy around the Internet and other emerging technologies.