Music Industry Goes To Court With Verizon
from the fighting-for-your-rights dept
About a month ago we had the story of why Verizon was pushing back against Hollywood’s attempt to get them to name an ISP customer who was accused of sharing copyrighted materials. Today, that case goes to court, as the RIAA tries to force Verizon to give up the name. Verizon fears that if they’re forced to just give up the name, it’ll open the floodgates, as Hollywood will send out so many letters that it will be impossible to keep up. There’s good reason to think so, as the industry is already been shown to bully networks about blocking their users, and often these complaints are based on faulty reports compiled by automated programs. Interestingly, Verizon points out that the customer, whose info is at stake in this case, probably has no idea that all of this is going on, since no one has informed him or her.