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Tuesday, August 12, 2003
RIAA: Threat or Menace?
The Register: The race is on between file-traders and the RIAA's lawyers to see who can do more damage to the music labels' bottom line.
As of Friday, the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) legal team has captured a comfortable lead in this contest. A Massachusetts court has sided with two universities, ruling that the RIAA cannot run a centralized subpoena sweatshop from Washington D.C. and expect to attack all 50 states. The court has called on the RIAA to file subpoenas against file-traders in their respective jurisdictions.
This should set them back some $$$. The RIAA is apparently going to have to re-file thousands of subpoenas. The two universites that challenged the subpoenas were MIT and Boston College.
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