RIAA v. Charter Communications Archive

The RIAA sought to force the Missouri ISP Charter Communications to turn over the identities of its customers who the RIAA believed had engaged in peer to peer filesharing.

Outcome: 8th Circuit Court of Appeals held that RIAA could not use pre-litigation DMCA subpoenas and instead must file regular lawsuits explicitly applying the rule of RIAA v. Verizon.

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