Tuesday, November 06, 2007

In Oklahoma State University case, Arista v. Does 1-11, Students file reply brief citing Oregon Attorney General Motion Papers

In the Oklahoma State University case, Arista v. Does 1-11, the students have filed a reply brief, responding to the RIAA's opposition papers, and in further support of their motion to strike the RIAA's papers and dismiss the RIAA's complaint. Among other things, they cite the papers submitted by the Oregon Attorney General in support of the motion to quash which had been made by the University of Oregon in Arista v. Does 1-17

Defendants' Reply Brief in Support of Motion to Strike RIAA's Pleadings*

* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Without the Internet available to organize and share information in fighting the RIAA, they'd run roughshod over every unprepared, underfunded Defendant. I'm sure this all gets added to: Yet another reason the RIAA hates the Internet.

The amount of bold,, italic, and bold-italic type in the Defendant's reply shows their outrage at the shoddy, inconsistent, and disingenuous information that the RIAA is attempting to force-feed the court here, as well as their apparently unethical behavior regarding discovery and court orders staying same.

“Defendants’ cannot refute the technical representations made by OSU. . .” Pltfs’ Brief, pg. 10, 1.

That is, without doubt, one of the dumbest moves I've ever seen the RIAA make. How could you refute representations that were never presented in the first place?


was informed that “the portion of OSU’s campus that is pertinent to the present action does not use Network Address Translation . . .

That says absolutely nothing about what any of the kids may have plugged into the wire arriving in their dorm room. You want to use wireless, instead of having your notebook computer wired to the wall? Plug in your wireless router and you can roam your dorm room. Wireless routers are especially apt at having easy-to-change MAC addresses, so that you can let them interpose themselves in the network as impersonating the computer that's supposed to be there. And all of them use NAT.

Wireless Security, you say? Hey, these are college kids with free Internet. Who are you trying to fool here?