No right to privacy for alleged pirates

January 22, 2003

RIAA Wins Battle With Verizon Over Customer Data

Judge John D. Bates, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, has ruled in favor of RIAA in their high profile case against Verizon to compel the ISP to provide personal data on customers' use and online distribution of music obtained using P2P downloading applications. See Recording Industry of America v. Verizon Internet Services, Misc. No. 02-323 Memorandum Opinion & Order, issued January 21, 2003.

RIAA's press release is here. Verizon's response is here, and states the company will appeal the decision. See also my post from October 19, 2002 for background on this case.

(via beSpacific)

More at The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Politech and Wired News Posted by Andrew Raff at January 22, 2003 11:50 AM

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