Judge Tosses Out RIAA Suit For Being Based On Nothing More Than Speculation
from the here-in-the-court-system,-we-rely-on-these-things-called-facts dept
Recently, we’ve seen the courts getting less and less willing to accept the RIAA’s flimsy evidence as being enough to convict someone of breaking the law with file sharing applications. The latest such case is along those lines, as a judge dismissed a case noting that it was just a “boilerplate listing,” lacking enough substance to make a case. Specifically, the judge found that: “Plaintiffs have presented no facts that would indicate that this allegation is anything more than speculation. The complaint is simply a boilerplate listing of the elements of copyright infringement without any facts pertaining specifically to the instant Defendant.” It’s about time that courts realized that the RIAA shouldn’t be able to run around accusing all sorts of people without any real evidence.