Sarah McBride of The Wall Street Journal has written an interesting article on Capitol v. Thomas and the RIAA's moribund "making available" theory.
It is always a pleasure to see the major business media taking an interest in the RIAA's madness.
Music File-Sharing Decision To Have Broad ImpactComplete article
If New Trial Is Granted Copyright Violations May Be Harder to Prove
By SARAH MCBRIDE
August 15, 2008
A coming federal-court decision holds consequences for the Recording Industry Association of America and the thousands of people it is suing over shared music files.
Last year, a jury in federal district court in Duluth, Minn., found Jammie Thomas liable for copyright infringement based on songs the RIAA said it found in her computer. Ms. Thomas was told to pay up, to the tune of $222,000.
But the judge in the case, Michael Davis, says his instructions to the jury might have been wrong.
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