Marvel Studios Wants to Subpoena Google About AVENGERS: AGE ON ULTRON Trailer Leak

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Lawyers, assemble! Marvel is enlisting some of Jennifer Walters and Matt Murdock’s brethren, trying to seek out the source of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer leak. Marvel Studios’ first step? A subpoena to Google, as the file initially went up via a Google Drive account.

The trailer was meant to, and announced as doing so, premiere during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC. The next day, it leaked online, and with the low quality leak, Marvel seemingly took things in stride, releasing the full HD version after making a joke that Hydra, the evil counterpart to S.H.I.E.L.D., had perpetrated the leak.

The company seeks to identify and persecute the copyright infringer, identified on Google Drive under the name “John Gazelle.” The leak is one of a handful in the last couple of weeks for Marvel Studios, though, as fans who attended the Marvel Studios “Phase 3” announcement event put up the exclusive footage from that event on the internet just minutes after its conclusion, as well.

Via the Hollywood Reporter, here is the declaration filed in court by Marvel's executive director of global security and content protection Matthew Slatoff, followed by the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer just in case you want to check it out one more time.


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