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Judge Refuses to Punish Lawyer for Anti-RIAA Blogging
« on: October 13, 2009, 06:10:35 pm »
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/10/magistrate-clears-blogger-riaa-of-vexatious-charges/

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An attorney defending against a music-piracy lawsuit didn’t cross ethical bounds by filing motions broadly attacking the recording industry and posting them on his blog, a magistrate judge has ruled, rejecting demands from the RIAA for monetary sanctions.

Attorney Ray Beckerman was “less than forthcoming at times” in defending a client against an RIAA lawsuit, but the music industry’s concerns were “largely overstated,” New York Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy wrote Friday.

“Although defendant’s counsel took an unusually aggressive stance and, at times, veered into hyperbole and gratuitous attacks on the recording industry as a whole, I do not find clear evidence of bad faith on counsel’s part,”

The opinion is not binding on the federal judge who presided over the RIAA’s case against Marie Lindor, Beckerman’s client who was accused of making copyrighted music available on the Kazaa file sharing program. After five depositions and three years of legal maneuvering, the RIAA has dropped the case against the woman whom Beckerman said has “never turned on a computer.”

The RIAA claimed evidence tampering thwarted its case.

It's a good job my views on the RIAA aren't being judged in court.  :lol:

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