The RIAA Battles Verizon Over Customer Data

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on September 19, 2002

Unlikely adversaries, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Verizon Internet Services Inc. are tangled in a controversy over alleged music piracy. The RIAA is seeking to enforce a subpoena issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, to ascertain the identity of a Verizon customer has allegedly committed copyright infringement through file sharing, and futher to prevent this individual from continuing the activity.
The Motley Fool has an interesting article on this dispute, and the overlapping issues of privacy, music sales, and copyright.

Posted in Copyright, Privacy

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