• United States

PacBell sues RIAA

Jul 31, 20031 min
Data Center

About time someone with some muscle (read: deep financial pockets) stands up to the RIAA and its use of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) to get subpoenas on anyone it remotely expects is using file-trading software. Verizon tried on an individual basis to protect the names of its subscribers, but came up short in the courts. Now PacBell (part of the SBC family) is using the same customer privacy elements in its suit with the added punch of claiming pieces of the DMCA unconstitutional. Hopefully SBC/PacBell succeeds in getting this DMCA subpoena power ruled unconstitutional.

Then there’s this interesting tidbit on which file swappers are being targeted.

[Via GMSV]