Friday, July 10, 2009

RIAA opposes allowing ethnomusicologist to testify in SONY v. Tenenbaum

Plaintiffs have filed papers opposing defendant's motion for leave to have expert witness testimony from an ethnomusicologist, in SONY BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum.

Opposition to motion for leave to call ethnomusicologist as expert witness

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm really not sure why an ethnomusicologist's testimony would be relevant to this trial, at least not as an expert witness. My lay opinion is that Plaintiff's motion has a pretty good chance of being granted. On the other hand, I find it ironic that the RIAA cites Daubert as another reason that they will oppose the expert witness, since they seem routinely to offer "expert" witnesses that could not meet Daubert at all.

- Andrew