A year and five months after examining the defendant's hard drive in UMG v. Lindor, the RIAA's "expert" witness, Dr. Doug Jacobson, has issued a "supplemental report" which appears to contradict his earlier "reports" alluding to the hard drive inspection.
In view of the superb job the Slashdot community and the Groklaw community did in helping first to prepare for, and then to vet, Jacobson's deposition, I have submitted to both communities, and herewith humbly submit to my readers with technical background, for your learned review, the now three (3) versions of the "expert's" opinions based on the hard drive, for your analysis.
As with almost all federal litigation documents nowadays, they are, unfortunately, in *pdf format:
(a) December 19, 2006, declaration;
(b) unsigned October 25, 2006, report, awaiting approval from RIAA lawyers; and
(c) December 15, 2007, version.
The initial observations of commentators here on "Recording Industry vs. The People" are located here.
Followup: Dec. 28, 2007, 11:10 A.M.: In an incredible response, the Groklaw community have responded with over 500 comments, and counting, with extremely insightful analysis into the "junk science" of the RIAA. For some really good reading, go to this link. To PJ and to all those who gave of their valuable time to read Dr. Jacobson's multiple "reports", and to point out their many flaws, on behalf of Marie Lindor and all of the other victims of the RIAA extortion campaign, THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.
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