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Disney takes Instagram to court to catch the latest Marvel leaker

Geoff Weiss   

Disney takes Instagram to court to catch the latest Marvel leaker
  • Disney wants to unmask an Instagram account that leaked portions of its new "Captain America" film.
  • So it wants to subpoena Instagram.

Disney isn't taking its latest leaks lying down.

The company and its Marvel subsidiary want to subpoena Instagram to obtain the identity of an account that leaked portions of its upcoming "Captain America: Brave New World" film, according to a petition filed in federal court.

The subpoena request was first reported by TorrentFreak.

The account, @canwegetsometoast, has 15,000 followers on Instagram and is known for leaking footage of superhero movies. Disney and Marvel want to get to the bottom of who's behind the account.

"The purpose for which this subpoena is sought is to obtain the identities of the alleged infringer(s) who have exploited MVL's exclusive rights in its copyrighted works," Matthew Slatoff, Disney's vice president of global security and content protection, said in a court declaration.

The Wrap reported that the studio has taken great pains to protect its intellectual property in the past. Last year, it issued a copyright takedown to Google after the script for "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" was shared on Reddit. The script was removed.

Disney, Marvel, and Instagram's parent company, Meta, didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.

Disney CEO Bob Iger unveiled the company's plans for Marvel during an earnings call this month: quality over quantity.

The only MCU movie set for release this year is "Deadpool & Wolverine."

"Brave New World" was initially supposed to premiere this month, but was pushed to February 2025.


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