Tuesday, February 24, 2009

US Dept of Justice requests further extension of time in SONY v. Tenenbaum

In SONY BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum, the US Department of Justice has requested a further extension of time in which to determine whether intervention in support of the RIAA's statutory damages theory would be appropriate.

Dept. of Justice 2nd Request for Extension of Time

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Matt Fitzpatrick said...

Could just be the DoJ is waiting for a permanent replacement for solicitor general before making a decision.

I may be overly optimistic, but I think the sooner Obama's nominee is confirmed by the Senate, the sooner Ms. Tenenbaum can breathe a sigh of relief.

Anonymous said...

The US Department of Justice is coming across to this man as inept as the RIAA Plaintiff lawyers.

They also have no business in this case at this point and clearly exhude the stench of being bought off by Big Media.

{The Common Man Speaking}

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How will that work, the company who does the RIAA's investigations also has a contract with the Department of Justice. Now the DOJ wants to step in on behalf of the RIAA.. How crooked is that.

Anonymous said...

Well it was easy for the DOJ to defend unconstitutional activities under the Bush administration, but probably harder in the Obama administration. It takes time to switch gears.

2L law student

raybeckerman said...

Actually, in every case I've seen the DOJ has requested additional time.

But yes the fact that a new administration is in place would seem to really require some more time to evaluate policy.

raybeckerman said...

Since the RIAA wing of the DOJ has to be recused from dealing with this matter, I am hopeful the DOJ will do the right thing and stay the hell out of it.