The Magistrate has denied the RIAA's motion, in UMG v. Lindor, to compel Ms. Lindor's son to turn over his desktop computer, reasoning that
Plaintiffs have offered little more than speculation to support their request for an inspection of Mr. Raymond's desktop computer, based on than his family relationship to the defendant, the proximity of his house to the defendant's house, and his determined defense of his mother in this case. That is not enough. On the record before me, plaintiffs have provided scant basis to authorize an inspection of Mr. Raymond's desktop computer.The Court did, however, provide that the RIAA could take a limited deposition of Mr. Raymond to ascertain whether he had any other devices in his custody, possession, or control at the time the screenshot was taken, and whether he'd hooked them up to his mother's internet connection:
March 30, 2007, Order Denying RIAA Motion to Compel*
* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation
Mr. Raymond is represented by Richard A. Altman.
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