Report a Subpoena

Entry Form: <-Please fill in the form to the side, including as much information as you want to give to the Chilling Effects clearinghouse.

Use the “Keep Private” checkboxes to indicate any information you do not want shown to the public. Private data will not be shown in the public database, but will only be visible to the participating organizations (law school clinics and the Electronic Frontier Foundation). By default, names and street addresses will be kept private. Please read our privacy policy for more information. (privacy policy will open in a new window)

Unless one of the clinics has specifically agreeed to represent you individually, which the clinics may do on a case-by-case basis, there is no attorney-client relationship with you.

This website cannot provide individual legal advice — we cannot analyze your particular website or activity to assure you it is legal. (This is for your protection and ours — we do not have the resources to analyze every site individually, and we don’t want to give the impression that we have.) What we can do is help present the issues as lawyers think about them and answer general questions: Does the law really say that? What is the scope of copyright, trademark, or defamation law? What defenses exist for a given claim? We can also track aggregate data about subpoenas being issued, to help the public understand how the law is being used.

2 If you have scanned images of a physical letter, the next screen will give you email, fax, and postal addresses — and a NoticeID to identify the information with — after you submit this form. The next screen will also give you the opportunity to enter links to relevant websites and other information.

Thank you!

Please understand that the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse is only as useful as you help us to make it.

To help us serve you better, we ask that you submit only notices you have received, not items you have heard about second-hand, and that you add only information whose accuracy you can verify. We may mask additional identifying information before making the notice publicly viewable.


If you have a scanned image or other non-text format, please enter the basic information on the form and send the attachment to or fax or mail as indicated here.

Please note that nothing submitted is published until it has been reviewed by participating clinical students and administrators.

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