In a fascinating interview with Jon Newton of p2pnet, Prof. Deirdre Smith of the University of Maine Law School's Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, which is the first law school legal clinic in the U.S. to have taken on the RIAA, says that "our students are enthusiastic about being directly connected to a case with a national scope and significance".
She went on to say that the case (Arista v. Does 1-27 (Portland, ME)) is probably one of the first intellectual property cases the clinic has ever taken on, and that if it proceeds further, she expects to also "draw on the considerable expertise in IP among members of our faculty and the Maine Center for Law and Innovation, another program of the Law School".
[Ed. Note: Congratulations to the University of Maine School of Law for giving its law students the opportunity for hands-on experience fighting the RIAA's effort to rewrite copyright law. -R.B.]
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