FC: Verizon must comply with RIAA's DMCA subpoena, judge sez

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Tue Jan 21 2003 - 12:17:50 PST

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    I've placed the decision here:
       RIAA wins battle to ID Kazaa user
       By Declan McCullagh
       January 21, 2003, 12:02 PM PT
       A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Verizon Communications to disclose
       the identity of an alleged peer-to-peer pirate in a legal decision
       that could make it easier for the music industry to crack down on
       file-swapping networks.
       In a 37-page decision, U.S. District Judge John Bates said the wording
       of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires Verizon to give
       the Recording Industry Association of America the name of a Kazaa
       subscriber who allegedly was sharing more than 600 music recordings.
       Bates said "the court disagrees with Verizon's strained reading of the
       act, which disregards entirely the clear definitional language."
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