In Arista v. Does 1-21, the case in which the RIAA is targeting Boston University students, it has filed a brief opposing the Electronic Frontier's Foundation request for leave to file an amicus curiae brief.
The 'opposition' brief inaccurately refers to Ray Beckerman as an EFF attorney, even though the RIAA's attorneys know that Ray Beckerman is a private practitioner who is a partner at Vandenberg & Feliu, LLP, in Manhattan. The brief then cites an older quote from "Recording Industry vs. The People", one which hasn't appeared on its pages for months, which refers to the RIAA as "a cartel of multinational corporations [that] collude to abuse our judicial system, distort copyright law, and frighten ordinary working people and their children.", but falsely represents that the brief's author "last consulted" the blog on Feb. 5, 2008. [Ed. note. While we appreciate Mr. Gabriel's citation to our humble law blog, he should not have lied, and it is hard to see what any of the foregoing had to do with the motion that is before the Court. -R.B.]
RIAA brief in opposition to EFF motion for leave to file amicus curiae brief*
* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation
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