Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Charter files suit against RIAA | CNET News.com

Charter files suit against RIAA | CNET News.com: "Charter Communications has filed a lawsuit in an effort to bar the Recording Industry Association of America from obtaining the identities of its cable customers that have allegedly traded songs illegally online.

The cable company on Friday filed a 'motion to quash' the RIAA's requests for the names of 150 Charter customers who the trade group claims violated copyright law when they allegedly shared song files in peer-to-peer communities such as KaZaa. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court in St. Louis, where Charter is based."

This is a fight over some of the legal technicalities of the DMCA. MIT and BC had some luck fighting this fight, we'll see if a cable company can get the same results.

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