Court Rejects RIAA Subpoenas


A US Appeals court ruled (short CNN story) that the recording industry's methods for tracking down those accused of illegally downloading music are themselves not legal. A lower court had ruled in the RIAA's favor.

"In sum, we agree with Verizon that (the law) does not by its terms authorize the subpoenas issued here," Chief Judge Douglas Ginsburg wrote. You can read the the full pinion (PDF) if you're interested.