Circuit City Subpoenas Cheap Ass Gamer over PS3 Price Drop Leak
Somebody is pissed, and the electronic chase begins. Hint: that somebody is Sony.
What was supposed to be kept under wraps became unwrapped when speedy1961, who somehow is affiliated with Circuit City, let loose the information about the PlayStation3 price drop. Speedy told Cheap Ass Gamer, and the information became news. The news reached Circuit City, and they wanted answers.
Who is speedy1961, and how did he or she get this information? These are questions Circuit City needs to know, so they sent out a subpoena, which is a legal word that basically means to get information for evidence, to CAG.
“I’ve actually already hired a lawyer,” CheapyD said in a podcast today. “We are going to, you know, I don’t want to necessarily say fight this, but we’re going to do what we can within our legal power.”
The subpoena Circuit City sent CheapyD is a demand for all information about speedy, which apparently comes down to an e-mail and ip address, the only information CAG has about speedy, and it remains to be seen whether or not CAG will actually have to give up this information. From the podcast, it sounds like CheapyD definitely does not want to say yes to “the man.”
I’m not sure exactly what can be done with an IP or e-mail address these days, but I think speedy’s service provider would probably be involved in the next step. For some reason, this all seems unnecessary, but I guess somebody is trying to give the impressions that the eleventh commandment, which states “thou shalt not reveal any embargoed information,” is something to be feared.
via Cheap Ass Gamer