Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Good article in Union Leader about UMG Recordings v. Roy

Thanks to the reader of our blog brought to my attention an excellent article in the Union Leader about UMG Recordings v. Roy, a case in which the defendant is represented by the Consumer and Commercial Law Clinic of the Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire:

NH woman fights back against music industry

New Hampshire Union Leader
Monday, Jan. 26, 2009

The music industry is singing a different tune to defend against illegal downloads, targeting Internet service providers instead of end users.

But the Recording Industry Association of America says pending lawsuits, including one involving a New Hampshire woman, will move forward.

Students at Franklin Pierce Law Center are counting on it. The woman, Mavis Roy of Hudson, has called on legal clinics at the state's only law school to represent her as she fights the charges in federal court this year.
Complete article

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derivative said...

The article strongly implies that Mitch Bainwol told Congress last month that the RIAA stopped filing lawsuits in August.

That would be worth following up on. I am posting a response to the article there as well -- perhaps the reporter will see it.

raybeckerman said...

That would be great if we could get copies of the letters Bainwol sent to Congress. Anybody know how to do that?