Thursday, October 28, 2010

RIAA files its brief in First Circuit in SONY BMG Music Entertainment v Tenenbaum

In SONY BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum, the RIAA has filed its appellate brief seeking to overturn the judgment of the District Court which on constitutional due process grounds reduced the jury's verdict from $675,000 to $67,500.

RIAA appellate brief



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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I understand that the name "RIAA" oftentimes strikes a negative, visceral reaction.

However, I am not aware of any cases that were brought by the RIAA. They were brought, or so I understand, by individual rights holders.

Would it not be more accurate to not refer to briefs such as this as an RIAA brief, and instead refer to them by the names of the actual rights holders?

Ray Beckerman said...

Sorry Anonymous, you are not well informed on this. ALL of the cases were brought by the RIAA. They just put the alleged rights holders names in the caption.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm,
the linked pdf ends abruptly with numbered page - 50 - but accordingly to the document TOC it should has at least 57 where the conclusion should be.
what gives?

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A-F

Ray Beckerman said...

Sorry about that, A-F. I goofed up. Have uploaded the full document now.

(Maybe it was a test to see if anyone was masochistic enough to read an RIAA brief cover to cover)