Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Defendant opposes RIAA motion to compel in Atlantic Recording v. Raleigh

In Atlantic Recording v. Raleigh, a St. Louis, Missouri, case, defendant has filed papers opposing the RIAA's motion to compel, on the ground that defendant has fully and completely responded to the 3 interrogatories in question.

Defendant's Response to Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel

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Jadeic said...

I sense an increasing level of empowerment in the responses by defendants in these cases which can only be due in main part to the presence of this blog and for which you, Ray, should take due credit.


Anonymous said...


I agree. The very thing (the Internet and its ability to exchange data between two connected people anywhere in the world) that the RIAA considers their downfall is now harnessed to defeat their attempts to reverse that downfall. What delicious irony.

{The Common Man Speaking}

Anonymous said...

This is harassment by the plaintiffs, pure and simple. No reasonable person would be expected to know that information.

These are the same plaintiffs (give or take) who demand that defendants perform free investigative services to identify the "actual infringer" in other cases in order to "prove your innocence". Reading the motion here and the rules cited, it is clear that all such requests as those fall into the higher standard area and call for investigation, conclusions, and even hearsay, by the deposed, none of which is supposedly required by the rules.

{The Common Man Speaking}