Tuesday, March 10, 2009

US Court of Appeals Grants Temporary Stay of RIAA Subpoena in SUNY Albany Case, Arista Records v. Does 1-16

In Arista Records v. Does 1-16, the case targeting students at the State University of New York in Albany, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has granted an interim stay of the subpoena calling for the identity of student "John Doe #3".

This means that the subpoena is stayed during the pendency of John Doe's motion for stay pending appeal.

Plaintiffs are required to file their opposition papers, if any, by March 23rd.

March 10, 2009, order granting interim stay

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Anonymous said...


See this man's comments below in the blog entry where the stay is requested for his feelings on the issues at question here.

{The Common Man Speaking}

Anonymous said...

At the very least, it looks like this is going to be reviewed by the Appeals Court. Maybe this could be what is needed to shut these RIAA jerks down?

Matt Fitzpatrick said...

Is this the first RIAA Doe case to go before the Second Circuit?