in the news: RIAA and Dept. of Justice

* YET ANOTHER COURT CONFIRMED THAT “MAKING AVAILABLE” IS A
BOGUS LEGAL THEORY. In the latest order in Capitol v.
Thomas, the first peer-to-peer jury trial, U.S. District
Court District of Minnesota Chief Judge Michael Davis
agreed with EFF’s view that simply making a music file
available in a shared folder does not violate copyright
law. In addition, Chief Judge Davis called on Congress to
amend the Copyright Act’s oppressive damages provisions.

* Taxpayer-Supported Copyright Enforcement Provision Nixed
After strong opposition from the Department of Justice, the
Senate Judiciary Committee removed a provision that sought
to make federal prosecutors pro bono lawyers for the
entertainment industry.
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2008/09/doj-agrees-ip-enforcement-bill-bad-idea

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