Charter Follows SBC – Resists RIAA Subpoenas

from the taking-a-stand dept

Charter Communications, a cable broadband provider, has followed in the footsteps of SBC’s PacBell broadband ISP, and is refusing to hand over names to the RIAA, and has filed a lawsuit to stop the RIAA from continuing to subpoena them for information they feel they shouldn’t have to cough up. They are (of course) now using this as a publicity stunt, explaining that they’re the only major cable provider (a very small group) to not give in to the RIAA’s demands. Pacbell doesn’t count, apparently, since they’re a DSL provider, and not a cable company.

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