Saturday, October 20, 2007

RIAA's Matthew Oppenheim representing RIAA in court in District of Columbia

You may recall that someone identifying himself as Matthew Oppenheim called during the Capitol v. Thomas trial and complained that he had been incorrectly identified by Ars Technica as being associated with the RIAA.

According to court records he is an attorney representing the RIAA as a sole practitioner in a District of Columbia case, Arista v. Does 1-19.

Arista v. Does 1-19 is a case in which Mr. Oppenheim obtained, on behalf of the RIAA, an ex parte discovery order pertaining to students at George Washington University.

October 20, 2007, Docket Report, Arista v. Does 1-19, District of Columbia*

* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation

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StephenH said...

I beleive Matthew Oppenheim used to work for RIAA, and now I think works for Jenner & Block.

Marc W. Bourgeois said...

He was reported to have left Jenner & Block at the end of 2006. His e-mail address in the docket is at the domain According to internet registry records was registered [personally] by Matthew Oppenheim with a PO box in California.

He also attended the 2007 annual meeting of The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. using this e-mail address according to CSUSA records.