Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bad News for the RIAA

Good new for colleges and universities worried about having to police peer-to-peer file sharing on their campuses. Wired Campus: Judge Accepts University's Argument That It Cannot Accurately Identify Suspected Music Pirates
The big, long file-sharing case known as London-Sire v. Does 1-4 — for anonymous students at Boston University — isn’t going well for the music industry.

A federal judge in Massachusetts, Nancy Gertner, yesterday quashed the industry’s subpoenas seeking information about three of the many defendants in the case. The reason? “The university,” the court order said, “has adequately demonstrated that it is not able to identify the alleged infringers with a reasonable degree of technical certainty.”

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