p2pnet.net News:- The Big Music record label cartel has suffered another resounding defeat.
Its RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) wanted a rehearing of the US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit ruling that the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) doesn’t authorize the issuing of subpoenas to ISPs that, “act as mere conduits for the unauthorized transmission of copyrighted works,” says a BNA report.
An adverse ruling in Recording Industry Ass’n of Am. v. Verizon Internet forced the cartel-owned organization to abandon its use of the controversial DMCA subpoena provision and instead file John Doe lawsuits against file sharers.
It tried, and failed, to have the decision over-turned in Recording Industry Ass’n of Am. v. Charter Communications.
Now, the 8th Circuit has denied a rehearing en banc, as well as before the original panel, of its ruling invalidating pre-suit subpoenas which would help the RIAA ferret out information on alleged unauthorised file-sharers, says the BNA.
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BNA – Rehearing Denied in Charter Communications, April 14, 2005