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Big Guns Come Out In Effort To Show RIAA's Lawsuits Are Unconstitutional

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    Big Guns Come Out In Effort To Show RIAA's Lawsuits Are Unconstitutional
    (from the, "this-ought-to-be-worth-watching dept.")

    People have been submitting this story nonstop, but I wanted to take some time to read the details before commenting on it. It's not the first time that folks have argued that the damages sought by the RIAA in various lawsuits against file sharers are unconstitutional. However, the few times it's been brought up in court, the arguments haven't been persuasive. However, this time around, it looks like the big legal guns are getting involved, and the argument seems a lot more comprehensive and compelling.

    In the past, it's been noted that the RIAA has curiously avoided suing any Harvard students, with one of the theories being that Harvard had made it quite clear to the RIAA that it would fight back hard. And, with Harvard law school at its disposal, and various professors there indicating that they had serious legal problems with the RIAA's strategy, the RIAA simply decided to ignore any file sharing going on at that prestigious university.

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