Legal issues arising from the RIAA's lawsuits of intimidation brought against ordinary working people, and other important internet law issues. Provided by Ray Beckerman, P.C.
Defendant Michael Robertson's motion for a stay has been denied in Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes.
June 25, 2012, Memorandum Opinion & Order
Ray Beckerman, PC
Read the oral argument on this and it seems like the defendants are saying they merely linked to free music, originally released as free by the plaintiffs. Sadly it reads a bit conspiracy theory... that the plaintiffs don't want the court to know that they released the music itself for free as promotional items. Obviously I am not a lawyer, but allowing users to then store that music (in "lockers") seems pretty risky. The defense used Google as a comparison to their company Sideload, which seems a bit too simplistic. Anyway, just a first impression from a average joe reader. Interesting.
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