p2pnet news | RIAA News:- In another potentially huge set-back for Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG’s RIAA, in the case against the George Washington University “John Doe” students, the judge has ordered the plaintiffs to show cause why the ex parte discovery order shouldn’t be vacated, why the subpoena shouldn’t be quashed, and why the ruling shouldn’t apply to ALL of the defendants.
This could also be another black-eye for Matt ‘The Dentist’ Oppenheim, described by Recording Industry vs The People’s Ray Beckerman as a, “mystery figure, whose shadowy role in these cases is quite problematic”.
Oppenhein used to work for the RIAA and although he left some time back, he continually shows up in the background of RIAA cases.
In Arista v Does 1-19, the judge sitting for this District of Columbia case, being handled for the RIAA by Oppenheim personally, decided on her own initiative to issue an Order to Show Cause, and ordering the plaintiffs to do so on or before November 29.
Definitely stay tuned..
“John Doe” students – RIAA`s Matt Oppenheim: the bad penny?, November 14, 2007
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