Friday, December 01, 2006

Oral Argument Held in UMG v. Lindor on (a) MediaSentry "Privilege" Argument and (b) Subpoena of Ms. Lindor's Son's Computer

Oral argument was held on November 30th before Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy, in Brooklyn federal court, in UMG v. Lindor, on 3 different topics:

-The RIAA's Motion for a Protective Order Declaring Its Agreements with MediaSentry to be privileged;

-Ms. Lindor's son's objections to plaintiffs' subpoena of his computer; and

-Ms. Lindor's motion to preclude plaintiffs from trying to prove the existence of 38 song files even though they only have 11 song files.

The judge set a briefing schedule for the RIAA's motion to compel production of Ms. Lindor's son's computer and other devices, and reserved decision on the motion to preclude and motion for protective order.

November 30, 2006, Docket Entry, Oral Argument of MediaSentry protective order motion, preclusion motion, and Ms. Lindor's son's objections to subpoena*

Transcripts of the proceedings would be available for purchase through the Court Reporter's Office of the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York.

* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation


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2 comments:

Alter_Fritz said...

Ray wrote: "Transcripts of the proceedings would be available for purchase through the Court Reporter's Office of the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York"

(serious question)
are you saying this stuff is considered copyrighted stuff with a valuable market price that one must buy so you can't upload that stuff to get it "Provided as a courtesy from Internet Law & Regulation"?

Ray Beckerman said...

No. It's not a copyright issue.

It's just that someone has to buy a transcript. Once you've got one, it's public domain. But there's no automatic transcript *pdf like there is with other court documents.

I'm sure the RIAA is buying one. But I don't think they would be willing to give me a copy.

If I had a transcript or was planning to buy one, I would be sending it to Internet Law & Regulation for posting. But unfortunately, I don't have one.