A recording of a phone call between a copyright suit defendant and the plaintiff’s copyright enforcement agent was properly designated as confidential under a discovery order, a federal magistrate judge ruled Mar. 5.

Geoarm Security’s interest in keeping the recorded conversation private outweighs Alarm Grid Inc.'s need to share the information with the enforcement agent, a non-party to the litigation, Magistrate Judge William Matthewman said.

Alarm Grid alleges that one of its copyrighted photographs was unlawfully displayed on Geoarm’s website....