Thursday, March 12, 2009

No reconsideration motion filed by RIAA in SONY BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum

From a review of the Court's docket, it appears that the RIAA has not filed the reconsideration motion which Judge Gertner suggested it make, concerning the videocasting of an oral argument, in SONY BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum.

[Ed. note. Don't ask me. I just report these things. -R.B.]

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Anonymous said...

In the absence of such a motion do you think the judge may revise the prior ruling sua ponte? Do you think she should?

What is the significance of the Judicial Council order? If allowing recording can be done without adversely affecting the procedings, is there any good reason to prohibit such recording?

raybeckerman said...

I can only assume that the RIAA lawyers did not make the reconsideration motion because they were unable to find any authority for the view that the Judicial Council resolution is controlling.

If they make an argument in the appeals court, that it is controlling, it may not sit well with the appellate judges that they did not first make that argument in the court below.

Anonymous said...

This man suggests in the alternative that the avalanche of bad press against the RIAA for seeking to "hide" the proceedings may have convinced them that they're already lost the PR war here and that it's time to stop digging in this hole and start preparing for a presentation in court that won't make them look even worse.

{The Common Man Speaking}

Unknown said...

Ray - I think the title of the post misstates the case name (leaves out Tenenbaum). No big deal. :)

raybeckerman said...

Hey Jonathan.... thanks for catching my error!!! I've corrected it.