In SONY BMG Music Entertainment v. Cloud, a Philadelphia case, the Obama Justice Department has filed a similar brief defending the constitutionality of the RIAA's statutory damages theory that it is entitled to recover from $750 to $150,000 for a single MP3 file.
This brief appears to have been written by a different attorney than the attorney in SONY BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum.
Like the Tenenbaum brief, this brief likewise ignores Parker v. Time Warner, Napster, UMG v. Lindor, and Atlantic v. Brennan, and the Georgetown and University of Texas Law Review Articles, all cited in the amicus curiae brief of the Free Software Foundation in Tenenbaum
US Department of Justice brief arguing constitutionality of RIAA's statutory damages theory
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