Monday, April 28, 2008

Amended complaint filed in Atlantic v. Brennan

The RIAA has now filed its complete amended complaint (the previous version omitted page 3) in Atlantic v. Brennan, the case in which District Judge Janet Bond Arterton had ruled the initial complaint to be insufficient.

[Ed. note. After reviewing the amended complaint, we were unable to determine the difference between the amended complaint and the original complaint. If any of our readers spot it, please let me know. Thanks. -R.B.]

Amended complaint*

* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation

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Anonymous said...

Ray - I can't seem to find the original complaint in your list of document links for this case; am I looking in the right place?

Jadeic said...

Curiouser and curiouser ...

The only differences I can spot are the omission from Paragraphs 13 and 15 of the words 'Plaintiffs are informed and believe that'.

So what do we infer from this - that they no longer have any information relating to the alleged infringement of copyright or that, if they do, they no longer believe in it any more than the rest of us?


Anonymous said...

According to the order, the change was to remove all instances of 'informed and believe' with stronger statements, such as 'is.'

Without any additional evidence to back up these stronger statements, it's hard to believe those changes somehow make the complaint okay.


raybeckerman said...

I think Judge Arterton will not be impressed. I think Mr. Brennan just won his case. Without lifting a finger.

John said...

I wouldn't get my hopes up, Ray. How many times has the RIAA weaseled out before?