In UMG v. Lindor the RIAA has refused to go forward with letting the defendant's lawyers take plaintiffs' depositions without a blanket confidentiality stipulation making all of the contents of the deposition transcripts confidential.
In view of the strong public interest in these cases, Ms. Lindor's lawyers refused to agree to such a stipulation.
Instead they have made a motion to compel the plaintiffs to appear for their depositions, without any preconditions.
In the alternative, Ms. Lindor's lawyers said they would consent to a limited order that would give the RIAA 10 days after receiving a copy of the transcript to object to specific portions of it being disclosed.
August 10, 2006, Letter of Ray Beckerman to Magistrate Robert M. Levy*
* Document available online at Internet Law & Regulation
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