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Judge Deals Another Blow To RIAA's War Against On-Campus Filesharing

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Late last week, the RIAA was dealt another setback in its battle against copyright infringement on college campuses in the US. A federal judge denied the record labels' motion to conduct ex parte discovery to determine the identities of seven students at the College of William and Mary, making the task of identifying those targeted by the record labels much more time-consuming.

Ex parte discovery is the music industry's method of choice in its legal campaign against filesharing, as it allows the RIAA to file a John Doe lawsuit based only on an IP address. Despite the questions about the legality of the RIAA's requests, judges have typically been willing to issue subpoenas forcing ISPs to turn over the name and address of the subscribers in question without the accused having a chance to contest the subpoena. The RIAA subsequently files suit against the former John Doe should he or she decline to take advantage of its litigation settlement letters.

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OMG, I BORROW FRIENDS CD'S AND PUT THEM ON MY COMPUTER/MP3 PLAYER AND USE P2P SOMETIMES!! SOMEONE SUE ME!!

Honestly, when will they learn...:shadedshu
 

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HAHA!!! Good job Judge.



RIAA will have to face it and get over this. More often then not they seem to be on the losing end of these cases. I mean, trying to sue a mother (in past related stories) for something her son/daughter might have done and trying to get millions from her? Really flipping stupid.