Thursday, March 05, 2009

Just 3 days after objections filed in Arista Records v. Does 1-16, Judge affirms Magistrate Judge's decision against SUNY Albany students

In Arista Records v. Does 1-16, targeting students at the State University of New York in Albany, the District Judge has issued an order affirming the decision of the Magistrate Judge, just 3 days after the appeal from the Magistrate Judge's decision was filed. The Judge did not even wait for the RIAA to file opposition papers.

Accordingly SUNY Albany must now respond to the RIAA's subpoena for its students' identities.

Decision affirming Magistrate Judge's decision

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Considering the extra ordinary nature of Ex Parte lawsuits, it is sad that the courts do not even consider the abuse of process that has taken place prior to, and during the shakedown.

The investigation, the phone calls, the use of the university to serve and identify the student, the constitutional challenges and the rape of due process, the cost of litigation and the inequality involved, and on and on and on is a shame.

The Courts just don't get it..