Verizon Fights to Protect Consumer Privacy

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 31, 2003

Verizon is appealing the district court’s decision compelling the ISP to release customer data to RIAA in a copyright dispute concerning music downloading. According to Verizon’s deputy general counsel, “If this ruling stands, consumers will be caught in a digital dragnet – not only from record companies alleging infringement of their copyright monopolies – but from anyone who can fill out a simple form.”

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