Mississippi Attorney General Withdraws Google Subpoena

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has withdrawn a 79-page subpoena demanding that Google provide him with millions of documents related to online copyright infringement.

Hood sent Google a letter withdrawing the subpoena on Friday, two weeks after a federal appeals court allowed him to resume investigating whether the company enables online copyright infringement. But even though Mississippi’s top law enforcement official dropped the subpoena, he told Google it was still bound by a June 2013 “litigation hold” letter, which directed the company to preserve evidence.

Google disclosed Hood’s move in a motion asking the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its earlier decision in favor of Hood.

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4/27/16