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Offline DaBees-Knees

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RIAA withdraws subpoena and discontinues case in Austin, Texas
« on: January 14, 2009, 04:00:47 pm »
http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/

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Rather than proceed further in Austin, Texas, the RIAA withdrew its subpoena directed to Austin-based internet service provider Apogee Telecom, and discontinued its "John Doe" case, in Arista Records v. Does 1-22, a case targeting students at Rhode Island College.

In Arista Records v. Does 1-22, the RIAA brought an ex parte discovery motion in Providence, Rhode Island. The judge granted their order. Because the college was not the ISP, however, and because the ISP was a company located in Austin, Texas, Apogee Telecom Inc., the RIAA was required to go to the Court in Austin, Texas, in order to obtain a subpoena. Upon receipt of the subpoena, however, Apogee -- instead of complying and turning over the names of the "John Does" -- filed objections to the subpoena. At that point, the RIAA would have been required to go to court in Austin to obtain a ruling on the objections. (The Austin court is the court which, four years ago, ordered the RIAA to cease and desist from its practice of joining multiple John Does in a single case, a practice which the RIAA continued despite the November, 2004, order, and was using in this very case.)

Instead, the RIAA withdrew the subpoena, and voluntarily dismissed its case.

Another case that was a waste of time. The RIAA seems to like lost causes  :D

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Re: RIAA withdraws subpoena and discontinues case in Austin, Texas
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2009, 06:12:19 pm »
With any luck they will keep bringing cases then dropping them just long enough to bankrupt themselves, we can but hope.

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Re: RIAA withdraws subpoena and discontinues case in Austin, Texas
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009, 09:14:03 pm »
Those chumps at the RIAA are clearly demonstrating why their profits are not always so healthy, they seem to spend so much revenue on chasing after children and old folks and anyone else unable to pay for a defence lawyer, they have little left in the pot to hand over to their shareholders (artists come about 5th down the line  :/ ).

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