Thursday, October 11, 2007

Four North Carolina State students pitch in to help College of William & Mary Students in Interscope v. Does 1-7, file Amicus Curiae motion

You may recall that in Interscope v. Does 1-7, 494 F. Supp. 2d 388, the Newport News, Virginia, case directed at College of William and Mary students, Judge Walter D. Kelley, Jr., rejected and dismissed the RIAA's application for discovery into student names and addresses.

Because the case is ex parte, the students at College of William and Mary do not even know they have been sued.

The RIAA has meanwhile jumped in and made a motion for reconsideration, also ex parte, giving no one any notice of their motion.

In Raleigh, North Carolina, where North Carolina State University students were not so lucky, and the judge signed an ex parte discovery order, in LaFace v. Does 1-38, four North Carolina State University students have joined together to vacate that ex parte order.

Those same students have also made a motion in Interscope v. Does 1-7 for leave to file an amicus curiae brief which supports Judge Kelley's prior order.

Motion for leave to file amicus brief*
Proposed Amicus Brief*

The four students are represented by Steve Robertson of Robertson, Medlin & Blocker, based in Greensboro, North Carolina.

* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation

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