The FBI invoked a provision of the Patriot Act in order to obtain financial records in support of a suit by MGM and the MPAA against a Stargate fan’s web site.
Don’t even bother to fuss about whether the guy had illegal material available for download on his site. There is absolutely NO contention that his site represented a national security threat in any way, shape or form.
His online friendship with other Stargate fans across the globe was portrayed as an international conspiracy against the MPAA
I was unable to find this story in normal news outlets, but there is a press release about the story on the DOJ’s website, so I’m considering it credible. I’m still watching to see if it hits the media.