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Wired: RIAA Loses Key Anti-Piracy Tool

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Friday, December 19, 2003
News Categories: Digital Media

“A federal appeals court on Friday rejected efforts by the recording industry to compel the nation’s Internet providers to turn over names of subscribers suspected of illegally swapping music online.

The ruling from a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia was a dramatic setback for the industry’s controversial anti-piracy campaign. It overturned the trial judge’s decision to enforce a type of copyright subpoena from a law that predates the music downloading trend.”

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Comments

1

wow. this is excellent news. restores a little faith in the idea that citizens hold _some_ rights, not just the corporations.

Posted by mrfett on December 19, 2003 at 8:20 AM (PDT)

2

I agree mrfeet.  Nice to know.  What i always hate is that the RIAA keeps trying to get people.  They are dead but just don’t know it. 

Posted by G on December 19, 2003 at 2:21 PM (PDT)

3

What, we citizens have rights now?  According to the RIAA, you are guilty until proven innocent!  No one is free!

Posted by cabbit on December 21, 2003 at 8:56 AM (PDT)

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