Thursday, April 23, 2009

Court grants leave to RIAA to file its response to FSF amicus brief

In SONY BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum, the RIAA has been granted leave to file its proposed response to the Free Software Foundation's amicus curiae brief.

The docket entry reads as follows:

Judge Nancy Gertner: Electronic ORDER entered granting [816] Motion for Leave to File Response Brief in Tenenbaum by All Plaintiffs; Counsel using the Electronic Case Filing System should now file the document for which leave to file has been granted in accordance with the CM/ECF Administrative Procedures. Counsel must include - Leave to file granted on (date of order)- in the caption of the document.

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Alter_Fritz said...

while the order reads "by all plaintiffs" I was reminded about something I heard recently.
Sony BMG is no more. Bertelsman (BMG) had sold their 50% to Sony. I know it might be only a minor clerical thingy, but shouldn't the caption of the case be renamed then since that company is no more?

Another Kevin said...

Good to see that the judge saw ad hominem circumstantial for what it was. An amicus doesn't need to be unbiased - in fact, an amicus is entering the fray in order to argue its own position.

raybeckerman said...

Another Kevin,

I think you've misunderstood something.

The judge didn't do anything other than let them file their inane brief.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully this judge just needs a good laugh when she reads this so-called brief from the RIAA.

Another Kevin said...

You're right, I misunderstood the order.

Oh well. Talk is cheap. Let them waste the magistrate's time.