Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Warner v. Cassin adjourned to May 9th

The conference scheduled for February 15th in Warner v. Cassin, a case in which there is pending a motion to dismiss the RIAA's "making available" complaint, has been adjourned by the Court from February 15th to May 9th.

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Anonymous said...

This is very disappointing to those of us hoping for some final, reasoned judgments, only to see these cases drag on and on.

-Dodge Magnum

raybeckerman said...

Dear Dodge Magnum, I do not feel that way. The most important thing is that the Courts get it right.

Alter_Fritz said...

I second Raymond's [ some equalising name calling here; hello RIAA-Rich :-P ] Point of view!

Maybe smart judges adjourn it as long as they could to see when the iPod-judge comes forward with his decission and then those other judges start hitting these lyers and judicial system fraudsters from the recording industry and their lawyers very hard one after each other.

I think the other judges are only waiting until a respected fellow of them sets the first big bang against plaintiffs.
(So these quotations Ray publishes so compactly from some of them who rule wisely might be very helpfull indeed)

raybeckerman said...

My parents wanted me to have a short first name, and so they named me Ray, not Raymond.

Anonymous said...

My unhappiness with the slow pace of these decisions comes from the RIAA's continual use of the "In hundreds of nearly identical cases, all these other judges have ruled for us and the sufficiency of our pleadings" argument. The longer it takes for a weight of countervailing opinion to form, the longer we must put up with these bogus arguments from the RIAA.

I am of the belief that the RIAA has found an exploitable flaw in the legal system. That flaw is that, whatever errors (illegal investigations, insufficient arguments, tainted evidence, experts who aren't, conflicts of interest, outfight lies and misrepresentations) are made in the preliminary stages of a case, it all comes out in the wash at trial. Because the RIAA is able to avoid going to trial, their sins are never corrected, and continue on to infect new victims. I keep hoping to see the RIAA called to account much earlier in the process than seems to be happening.

-Dodge Magnum