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Thursday, July 31, 2003

RIAA received return fire: Pacific Bell Internet Services sues
In response to the RIAA's building wave of impending subpoenas against alleged copyright infringers, Pacific Bell Internet Services filed suit against the RIAA, complaining that the music industry's reach is too broad.

In the complaint, PBIS maintains it only acts as a ``passive conduit'' for the activity of its subscribers and ``does not initiate or direct the transmission of those files and has no control over their content or destination.''

A RIAA spokesman called the lawsuit an attempt at ``procedural gamesmanship'' and insisted that Internet service providers must reveal the identities of online copyright infringers.

Additionally, PBIS follows two Boston universities in refusing the DC court's jurisdiction over its base.

(via BoingBoing)
:: posted by Bryan, 8:20 AM |

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