Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Arista v Does 1-16 argued on November 20th

In Arista v. Does 1-16, the appeal from the lower court's rulings was argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, on Friday, November 20th.

Decision was reserved.


Brief of Appellant
Appellees' Brief
Appellant's Reply Brief

[Ed. note. I was in attendance. Unfortunately, the argument did not appear to go well, and did not deal with any of the procedural unfairness issues in the RIAA's inappropriate use of ex parte procedures where they could easily provide prior notice through the ISP. See, ABA Judges' Journal Article: "Large Recording Companies vs. The Defenseless : Some Common Sense Solutions to the Challenges of the RIAA Litigations". I was very disappointed that so many important issues were not aired in the argument. - R.B.]

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