Felten Lawsuit Dismissed

from the oh-well dept

I guess it really was wishful thinking. Following the whole mess where the RIAA threatened to bring a lawsuit against Professor Ed Felten for publishing his research on how to crack the SDMI copy protection scheme, the EFF filed a preemptive lawsuit on Felten's behalf. It was at that point that the RIAA backed down and said they never would have actually sued - they just liked threatening to sue. So, that "preemptive" lawsuit suddenly had a lot less teeth. In fact, it had so few teeth that the judge has dismissed it entirely. Oh well. I guess we'll just have to wait until the RIAA really does something silly, and then let the lawsuits take care of that mess.

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    barely_interested, 29 Nov 2001 @ 6:42am

    RIAA still lost

    IMHO the RIAA still lost this one, even if the suit against them was dismissed. Let's see them go ahead and try to persecute or prosecute Felton now! Be hard to while running away with their tail between their legs!

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