Thursday, October 04, 2007

Judge in Atlantic v. Howell, Pro Se case, Vacates Prior Order Upholding "Making Available" Theory; Schedules Oral Argument October 18th

In Atlantic v. Howell, the pro se case in which a judge stated that "making available" was actionable, the pro se defendant sent the judge copies of the amicus curiae briefs which had been submitted in Elektra v. Barker, and the Judge vacated his previous order, setting the matter down for further oral argument on October 18th.

September 27, 2007, Order Granting Reconsideration and Vacating August 20th Order*

* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation

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2 comments:

Mike said...

Wow, that's great news and a great job by a pro se defendant. It would seem that the judge found something compelling in the amicus briefs.

Alter_Fritz said...

Ray, do you have Doc #47 to read too?
Whould be interesting to read what the pro se defendant specificly wrote beside citing the other amicus briefs that the judge reconsidered his prior decision.

At least it seems the judge woke up finaly or he has read Sanji's comments about kazza or your extra link about RIAA's own admissions.
http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/2007/08/pro-se-defendant-loses-to-riaa-in.html