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Due Process Halts RIAA's Bulldozer Litigation Strategy

DEEPLINKS BLOG
April 5, 2004

In a victory for due process, a Pennsylvania judge has reaffirmed his previous finding requiring that record companies that seek to sue filesharers bring individual cases against the defendants, rather than lumping them all together.

Our favorite part of the ruling (PDF): when Judge Newcomer lists ways that the individuals named could be innocent: "Comcast subscriber John Doe 1 could be an innocent parent whose Internet access was abused by her minor child, while John Doe 2 might share a computer with a roommate who infringed Plaintiffs' works."

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