Thursday, December 20, 2007

Judge in Oregon Denies RIAA Motion to Strike Oregon Attorney General's Reply Memorandum; Allows RIAA to file Surreply

In Arista v. Does 1-17, the Court has (a) denied the RIAA's motion to strike the Attorney General's reply memo, and (b) permitted the RIAA to file its surreply memo.

The Court's docket entry reads:

12/18/2007 ... ORDER: Denying plaintiffs' Motion ... to Strike University's Reply in Support of Motion to Quash Subpoena and granting Alternative Motion ... for Leave to File Surreply. Ordered by Judge Michael R Hogan. (Entered: 12/18/2007)

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Anonymous said...

Clear the loading dock, the RIAA sur reply is on the way, with lots of paper - and little substance.


Anonymous said...

Please define: Surreply
I could not find it in either
Merriam-Webster Online


Mike Fein said...

Definition of surreply is on web at

StephenH said...

This is a blow to the RIAA! I beleive tha the Oregon Attorney General is correct on many accounts, and produced valid evidence of IP addresses simply don't identify people and that further investigation will be required.

What knaws at me the most is why the RIAA is ignoring a state attorney general, when their own investigators MediaSentry admit the attorney general's findings in another case, BMG Canada v John Doe, as well as in Capitol Records v Foster.