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Digital Rights Group Intervenes In Lawsuit

The digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation has gotten involved in a pending lawsuit by the recording industry, arguing that uploading music files isn't enough to constitute infringement unless there's also evidence that people downloaded those files. "An infringement of the distribution right requires the unauthorized, actual dissemination of copies of a copyrighted work," the EFF wrote in a brief filed Friday in federal district court in Arizona in the RIAA's lawsuit against part-time cab driver Jeffrey Howell and his wife Pamela.

Monday, January 14, 2008
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