In the beginning of the 12 months, somebody on the Marvel Studios Spoilers subreddit, a group devoted to approaching Marvel productions, posted the mom of all MCU leaks. A month earlier than the discharge of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, a consumer named MSSmods shared a 63-page Google Doc transcript of the movie’s dialogue. Now, Disney needs to know who was behind the leak and is making an attempt to pressure Reddit and Google to determine the particular person or group of individuals accountable.
As first reported by TorrentFreak, Disney’s MVL Movie Finance unit, a subsidiary the corporate established to help Marvel Studios productions, has filed two Digital Millennium Copyright Act subpoena functions designed to compel Reddit and Google to determine who was behind the leak. As MSSmods is an account shared among the many moderators of r/MarvelStudiosSpoilers, Reddit complying with the applying would entail the corporate figuring out a couple of particular person. What’s extra, Disney has requested that Google and Reddit share any “figuring out info” they’ve on MSSmods — together with names, phone numbers and IP addresses — together with particulars on any consumer who could have been concerned in posting, modifying or importing the leak.
Reddit didn’t say if it intends to adjust to the applying. “Reddit is dedicated to defending our customers’ privateness. Now we have rigorous processes in place to evaluate authorized requests and object when acceptable,” a Reddit spokesperson informed Engadget and pointed to the corporate’s authorized request pointers. Google didn’t instantly reply to a remark request.
It’s not clear what, if something, Disney plans to do in regards to the supply of the leak, presumably a subtitle vendor or freelance translator. The doc MSSmods shared was a translation of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’s Portuguese subtitles, with among the dialogue not introduced in chronological order.