Time Warner told to identify illegal downloaders; Gaedtke splits for Google

Despite arguments that it would be an "unfairly expensive and time-consuming" process, a federal judge in Washington, D.C. ordered Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC-WI) to identify hundreds of people who allegedly illegally downloaded movies over the cable operator's broadband network.

About 250 subscribers are suspected of illegally downloading flicks over the TWC network. Another 700 more may also be involved but Maverick Entertainment Group failed to properly serve a subpoena and the judge rejected it. Maverick has 10 days to do it right.

In other Time Warner Cable news, Jason Gaedtke, the executive credited with developing the hot potato iPad application as well as TWC's connected TV strategy is leaving to join Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), Light Reading Cable says.

For more:
- Fox Business has this story
- Light Reading has this story

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