In UMG v. Lindor, some six (6) months after the plaintiffs were ordered to provide defendant with "all relevant documents" concerning the wholesale prices of single song downloads, the parties were able to reach agreement on a stipulated procedure, which dispenses with the need for the RIAA to produce documents, for the determination of the wholesale download prices for purposes of determining the issue of the constitutionality of plaintiffs' $750-per-file statutory damages theory.
Under the procedure agreed upon, the RIAA will provide Ms. Lindor's counsel with declarations describing the price range of wholesale downloads; the declarations will be confidential pending further court order; and it will be assumed, for purposes of the litigation only, that the low end of the price range is the wholesale per-song price:
Stipulations for Determination of Wholesale Download Prices*
Order approving stipulations*
* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation
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