Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Deposition of UMG Employee JoAn Cho Now Available Online

The transcript of the September 7, 2006, deposition of UMG in-house lawyer JoAn Cho, in UMG v. Lindor is now available online:

Transcript of September 7, 2006, deposition of JoAn Cho*

* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation

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3 comments:

tgeyton said...

Very interesting read. I find it ammusing that they can't tell you who anything was distributed to or even seem to have any evidence that anything was ever acctually distributed.

By her reasoning I could drop a CD in an airport and all of the sudden I'm a pirate even if no one ever picks it up.

Ray Beckerman said...

Yep they haven't a clue.

Hope the judges start bouncing these cases.

StephenH said...

There are some definete holes and flaws in JoAn Cho's testimony. One thing is odvious, that SOMEONE ELSE (Possibly RIAA or Settlement Support Center) is the coordnator of this litigation. It is odvious that UMG does not know much about what is going on with these cases!

Next, what MediaSentry is indentifing is not enough evidence to prove that a work is PIRATED. For example, it is possible using iTunes or MusicMatch to rip just one or two tracks from a CD and that may have MetaData similar to what comes off Napster or KaZaa.