Title: Order in Re: Application of the United States of America for an Order Pursuant to 18 USC 2703(d) for Records from Sonic.net
Document Date: 2011-04-15
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IN RE: APPLICATION OF THE UNITED STATES )
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Case No. 1:11 DM9; I.I0GJ3793
The motion (no. 8) ofSonic.net to lift the seal is GRANTED rN PART only to the
following limited extent.
Sonic.net may deliver to Jacob Applebaum a copy of this order including the redacted
copy annexed hereto of the court’s order entered on April 15, 2011.
In all other respects the record herein remains SEALED.
It is so ORDERED.
ENTERED this 31 “ day of August, 2011.
/s/Thomas Rawles Jones, Jr.
Thomas Rawles Jones, Jr.
United States Magistrate Judge
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT i> .
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA' APR 1 5 2011
IN RE APPLICATION OF THE )
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR )
AN ORDER PURSUANT TO )
18 U.S.C. § 2703(d) FOR RECORDS )
FROM SONIC.NET )
NO. 10 GJ 3793
Filed Under Seal UNDER SEAL
This matter having come before the Court pursuant to an application under Title 18, United
States Code, Section 2703, which application requests the issuance of an order under Title 18,
United States Code, Section 2703(d) directing Sonic.net, Inc., an electronic communications
service provider and/or a remote computing service, located in Santa Rosa, CA, to disclose
certain records and other information, as set forth in Attachment A to this Order, the Court finds
that the applicant has offered specific and articulable facts showing that there are reasonable
grounds to believe that the records or other information sought are relevant and material to an
ongoing criminal investigation.
IT APPEARING that the information sought is relevant and material to an ongoing
criminal investigation, and that prior notice of this Order to any person of this investigation or
this application and Order entered in connection therewith would seriously jeopardize the
IT IS ORDERED pursuant to Title 18, United States Code, Section 2703(d) that
Sonic.net, Inc. will, within three days of the date of this Order, turn over to the United States the
records and other information as set forth in Attachment A to this Order.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall provide the United States
Attorney’s Office with three (3) certified copies of this application and Order.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the application and this Order are sealed until
otherwise ordered by the Court, and that Sonic.net, Inc. shall not disclose the existence of the
application or this Order of the Court, or the existence of the investigation, to the listed
subscriber or to any other person for a period of 90 days, unless authorized to do so by the Court.
/s/Thomas Rawies Jones, Jr.
United States Magistrate Judge
You arc to provide the following information, if available, as data files on CD-ROM or other
electronic media or by facsimile:
A. The following customer or subscriber account information for each account registered to or
associated with Jacob Appelbaum, including email@example.com, for the time period from
November 1,2009 to the present:
1. subscriber names, user names, screen names, or other identities;
2. mailing addresses, residential addresses, business addresses, e-mail addresses, and
other contact information;
3. local and long distance telephone connection records, or records of session times and
4. length of service (including start date) and types of service utilized;
5. telephone or instrument number or other subscriber number or identity, including any
temporarily assigned network address; and
6. means and source of payment for such service (including any credit card or bank
account number) and billing records.
B. All records and other information relating to the account(s) and time period in Part A,
1. records of user activity for any connections made to or from the Account, including
the date, time, length, and method of connections, data transfer volume, user name,
and source and destination Internet Protocol address(es);
2. telephone records, including local and long distance telephone connection records,
caller identification records, cellular site and sector information, GPS data, and
cellular network identifying information (such as the IMSI, MSISDN, IMEI, MEID, or
3. non-content information associated with the contents of any communication or file
stored by or for the account(s), such as the source and destination email addresses and
4. correspondence and notes of records related to the account(s).