Friday, March 23, 2007

RIAA Asks Court to Put Its Attorneys Billing Records Under Seal in Capitol v. Foster

The RIAA filed opposition papers to the defendant's motion to compel in Capitol v. Foster, arguing that their attorney billing records should be treated as confidential and filed under seal with the Court:

Opposition to Motion to Compel*
RIAA Protective Order Motion*

* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation

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4 comments:

Alter_Fritz said...

RIAA's next motion:
The fact that a defendant accused of copyrightinfringments has a right of a fair trial harms our members abilities to protect their copyrights.
Constitutional stuff like Due Process and all that, give the public unfair advantage over your greed and incompetent inability to adapt to the digital age and the Consumer demands for hassle free digital music files.
We therefore demand that every owner of an Internetaccount will be declared automaticly "enemy listener" and that our members will be granted the ability to be prosecutor, evidencecollector, judge, jury and executioner in one (1) entity.

Markbnj said...

And in the middle of the darned request

They say THEY DEMAND the right to NOT deliver the junk as ORDERED.....

sleazy slime bucket lawyers/RIAA...

ryan said...

We therefore demand that every owner of an Internetaccount will be declared automaticly "enemy listener" and that our members will be granted the ability to be prosecutor, evidencecollector, judge, jury and executioner in one (1) entity.
This is of course being done to lower the cost to the judicial system by avoiding costly litigation for those who are so obviously guilty as to not need to further bother the courts... :P

AMD FanBoi said...

"...and used solely for the purposes of this lawsuit."

Ghod, this is funny! They file bogus John Doe suits they never intend to pursue (and couldn't win at this point) solely to (mis)use the courts to hand over Internet subscriber information, and then take that information EXACTLY FOR USE IN OTHER SUITS. And now they don't want this happening to them.

So Ray, does this mean you wouldn't be able to use this information to help anyone else you're defending? Could they get you thrown off of other suits because you've seen The Cursed Treasure -- excuse me, this information -- now?

I also find it interesting that this case is against Debbie *and* Amanda Foster. I thought she was sued separately.