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Snuckles
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posted 31 July 2003 04:18 AM      Profile for Snuckles   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Maybe it doesn't affect anyone in Canada, but you can check here.

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Concerned that information about your file-sharing username may have been subpoenaed by the RIAA? Check here to see if your username or IP address is on one of the subpoenas filed with the D.C. District Court. This information is drawn from the court's publicly available PACER database and will be updated when that system is updated.

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Michelle
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posted 31 July 2003 07:35 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, I think I'll skip entering my IP address into that little data field. I can just see that web site being subpoenaed. Or even being a "front" for an organization that is trying to get as many people as possible to implicate themselves.
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Jimmy Brogan
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posted 13 August 2003 08:48 AM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Massachusetts judge rules RIAA cannot run a centralized subpoena sweatshop from Washington D.C.

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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 ruling must sting the RIAA. The music label mob may well have to go back and re-file thousands of subpoenas - a costly, time-consuming process.

"Today's ruling requires the recording industry to file subpoenas where it alleges that copyright infringement occurs, rather than blanketing the country from one court in D.C.," said Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Staff Attorney Wendy Seltzer, in a statement. "The court ruling confirms that due process applies to Internet user privacy nationwide."



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spatrioter
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posted 13 August 2003 09:16 AM      Profile for spatrioter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
But I thought that non-residents of the USA weren't getting subpoenaed?
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