Charter Wants Verizon Treatment
from the hey,-no-fair! dept
Seeing the recent Verizon/RIAA subpoena decision the folks at cable provider Charter Communications have responded with a “what the hell?” since they just got a completely different ruling and were forced to hand over the names of 200 subscribers. So now, in light of the newer Appeals Court decision, the folks at Charter are going back to court and asking to have their decision overturned and asking the RIAA to give back the information on their 200 customers. Of course, I’m no lawyer, but I’m pretty sure the Verizon ruling is in a completely different circuit, so the Verizon ruling isn’t actually a precedent. Still, it could make a court reconsider. Either way, it sounds like these sorts of cases may take a while to settle.