Thursday, December 01, 2005

"John Doe" Brings Motion in New York to Sever & Dismiss as to Does 2-25 and to Quash Subpoena

Another "John Doe" -- residing in the Midwest but sued in New York City -- has made a motion to quash the subpoena served upon his ISP, in Atlantic Records v. Does 1-25.

In addition, he has moved to dismiss the action as to John Does 2-25 on the ground that they were improperly joined in the case under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and settled caselaw.

Litigation documents:

Notice of motion
Exhibit A (Complaint)
Exhibit B (Ex Parte Order & Subpoena
Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E

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mobbyg said...

The ony thing more scarier than the RIAA thinking it can get away with all this, is the fact I can read and understand these documents all because I had to read and understand all my divorce papers!

Go get'em boys! The RIAA is soooo over the line....

Slideri812 said...

How is it in a country where we are presumed innocent until proven guilty that HUGE multi national multi billion dollar companies can file suit against unknown and unnamed defendants?

What has this great nation come to when a small handful (5 companies to be exact) can alter the fundamentals of our legal and justice system to suit there own greed and desire to not only oppress their customer base but intimidate them into some sort acknowledgment that they, the companies comprising the RIAA, have exclusive right to not only produce media but to control it through out it's life span?

I find the RIAA assertion that file sharing is hurting artists to be the most detached logic I have ever witnessed. Artists have NEVER been fairly compensated and until the RIAA is crushed artists have little to no change of every reaping the full benefits of their works.

Digital media, decentralized distribution and social networking are sounding the death toll for the “traditional” music industry. And these lawsuits are little more then the last gasps from what I hope is the end to decades of indenturement and servitude of the most creative in our society.

Make em’ bleed.

C3ntaur said...

These links don't work :(