We have asked the Groklaw and Slashdot communities to give us their opinions of the technical validity of the Carlos Linares declaration the RIAA is using:
Published in Groklaw:
A Lawyer Would Like to Pick Your Brain Once Again
Monday, July 02 2007 @ 04:51 PM EDT
Ray Beckerman of The Recording Industry vs. The People would like to ask you to look at a declaration that the RIAA has filed with the court in the case of Arista v. The Does -- the Does are college kids in Boston. Is what this declaration tells the court technically valid? Here's his request:
Is RIAA's Linares Affidavit Technically Valid?
In support of its ex parte, "John Doe", discovery applications against college students, the RIAA has been using a declaration by its "Anti-Piracy" Vice President Carlos Linares" (pdf) to show the Judge that it has a good copyright infringement case against the "John Does". A Boston University student has challenged the validity of Mr. Linares's declaration, and the RIAA is fighting back. Would appreciate the Groklaw community's take on the validity of Mr. Linares's "science".
So, have at it, if you wish to lend a hand and this is an area you are qualified to analyze.
Go here to see responses.
Here is the Slashdot article and responses.
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