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Judge Orders Mistrial in P2P Piracy Case

Jammie Thomas, who was ordered to pay $222,000 to a group of music labels for allegedly pirating songs using the Kazaa peer-to-peer service, has been granted a new trial...

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, which had filed briefs in the case, supported the judge's ruling. "EFF applauds Chief Judge Davis's thorough rejection of the RIAA's effort to rewrite copyright law and thereby avoid the trouble of actually proving any infringement has occurred," Corynne McSherry wrote in a blog post. "And we wholeheartedly endorse the court's call to amend the Copyright Act's oppressive damages provisions."

Thursday, September 25, 2008
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