Harvard Team Asks Court To Allow Live Broadcast Of Tenenbaum Case Against RIAA
from the should-be-fun dept
A bunch of folks have sent in the story that Charles Nesson of Harvard, who is challenging the constitutionality of the RIAA’s lawsuits against file sharers, has filed a motion asking that the trial be broadcast live over the internet, amusingly using the RIAA’s own words to support his request. From the beginning, the RIAA has always insisted that its lawsuits were part of a broad “educational campaign” to teach people about the evils of file sharing. Nesson notes that, if this is true, the RIAA should obviously have no objection to such a trial being broadcast online. Somehow, it seems likely that there will be an objection.
Given that the RIAA has supposedly given up its legal strategy — while still moving forward with existing cases — is anyone taking bets on how long it will be until the RIAA actively tries to back out of the Tenenbaum lawsuit altogether? This case is pretty much the last thing the RIAA actually wants to go to court — whether broadcast or not. Even if it wins the case in the end, this lawsuit is going to involve a lot of dirty laundry airing that the RIAA probably doesn’t want out there.