Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Third "John Doe" joins SUNY Albany case, Arista v. Does 1-16, students file amended memorandum of law

In Arista v. Does 1-16, the John Doe case targeting students at the State University of New York at Albany, a third student has joined the two already fighting the RIAA's subpoena, and the students' attorney filed an amended memorandum of law which, among other things, incorporates the recent decision, handed down September 24, 2008, in Capitol v. Thomas.

Defendants' Amended Memorandum of Law
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What this man finds fascinating is footnote 1 on page 1. It states that although 16 Does are subpoenaed, the IP addresses supplied identify less than that number. This fact strongly implies to this man that the RIAA is incapable of identifying the same filesharer at different times, meaning that their allegations of continuous and ongoing infringement cannot be substantiated. If they can identify a specific individual and computer then they have no shame about putting the university through additional work to look up every IP address supplied even if multiple IP addresses resolve to the same person, computer, or account.

Also that the several Does contesting this action could even be the same person.

Btw, this man found a fascinating article in Ars Technica today that shows that the often bandied about figures of $200 billion and 750,000 jobs lost to piracy have absolutely no basis in fact.

Now it is time for the courts to get out of the stone age and into the 21st century and realize that these issues raised here need to be decided here and now, and not put off to some trial that will never happen in this case.

Btw, how can 12 unrelated record companies hire the same lawyer for these cases?

{The Common Man Speaking}