Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Fred Von Lohmann of Electronic Frontier Foundation to participate in oral argument of Atlantic v. Howell

Jon Newton at p2pnet.net reports that Fred Von Lohmann of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, as an amicus curiae, will be participating in the oral argument of the "making available" motion scheduled for tomorrow, March 5th, 2:00 PM, at the federal courthouse in Phoenix, Arizona, in Atlantic v. Howell. Mr. Howell is not represented by counsel:

EFF wades in on RIAA Howell case

p2pnet news | RIAA News:- The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation ) says it’ll add its voice to those speaking out against the RIAA’s efforts to tar and feather Pamela and Jeffery Howell, two more people accused of being massive online distributors of copyrighted digital music.

Howell’s case rocketted to international prominence when RIAA lawyer Ira Schwartz tried to argue MP3 files Howell made on his computer from legally bought CDs were ‘unauthorized copies’ of copyrighted recordings.
Complete article
EFF announcement

EFF previously filed an amicus curiae brief on Mr. Howell's behalf in this case.

Commentary & discussion:

Ars Technica
Media Activism

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Anonymous said...

This can only be good news (for the Defendants). Wish I could attend. Hope someone else does and provides coverage.


Jadeic said...

The EFF amicus brief should alone be devastating to the RIAA case but to have Fred Von Lohmann able to reinforce these arguments in person during oral argument should finally demolish the opposition.


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raybeckerman said...

Thanks for catching that, anonymous. Boy these people are ingenious.

Reluctant Raconteur said...

Any follow up from this brief which should have happened this week?