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Harvard Law Professor regarding CD-Rs

Harvard Law Professor regarding CD-Rs - soulxtc Scoffs at...

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Harvard Law Prof Calls RIAA's CD-R Inquiry 'Immense Triviality' posted by soulxtc in file sharing // 1 hour 20 minutes ago Scoffs at RIAA's demands that he disclose details of the "homemade music CD" collection of Joel Tenenbaum, an accused file-sharer , he's representing in court. A few weeks ago I mentioned how an accused file-sharers is going on the offensive against the RIAA by noting that Harvard Law professor Charles Nesson filed an amended counterclaim on behalf of defendant Joel Tenenbaum in Sony BMG Music v. Tenenbaum. The counterclaim fires back against for abuse of process across state and federal jurisdictions. Nesson is challenging both the constitutionality of the Digital Theft Deterrence and Copyright Damages Improvement Act of 1999 and the music labels' use of it against Tenenbaum. He notes that the act is essentially a criminal statute and that therefore defendants are required to have the same protections afforded other criminal statues like legal representation, trial by jury, and due process. Specifically, he argues that the RIAA is abusing the law "to advance ulterior motives" and that it is simply trying to intimidate individuals rather than seek redress for perceived economic losses. Now Nesson is illustrating just how inept, backward and idiotic the RIAA is by publishing a string of e-mail correspondence between he and Timothy M Reynolds , who's representing the record industry in court.
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