Latest Riaa Subpoenas


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Jul 24, 2003
LATEST RIAA SUBPOENAS -( thanks to Tenchu_1 )

For now, ISPs (and other entities served, with some alternate names collapsed):

512 Comcast Cable Communications, Inc.
289 SBC Internet Communications, Inc.
227 Verizon Internet Services, Inc.
164 Time Warner Cable
99 Charter Communications, Inc.
65 Adelphia Communications Corporation
58 Cox Communications, Inc.
35 RCN Corporation
20 EarthLink, Inc.
8 Mediacom Communications Corporation
8 CenturyTel Internet Services, LLC
8, Inc.
8 America Online, Inc.
7 Grande Communications
6 New York University
6 InterQuest Communications
4 Loyola Marymount University
4 Bentley College Academic Technology Center
3 Qwest Communications, Inc.
3 Insight Midwest, L.P.
3 Boston College
2 Suntech Systems, Inc.
2 Sprint
2 San Bruno Municipal Cable
2 Northeastern University
2 CSC Holdings, Inc.
1 WideOpenWest Holdings, LLC
1 University of Southern California Doheny Memorial Library
1 Speakeasy, Inc.
1 Seren Innovations
1 Qwest Communications Corporation
1 Pacific Bell lnternet
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1 Loyola University Chicago
1 Illinois Institute of Technology
1 Greenville Electric Utility System (GEUS)
1 DePaul University
1 Columbia University
1 Choice One Communications lnc
1 Boston University
1 BlueMarble Telecom, LLC
1 AT&T Worldnet Service
1 Armstrong Cable Services
1 America Online
1 Altrio Communications, Inc.
1 Adelphia

Filesharing Services
1433 KaZaA
39 iMesh
31 Gnutella (BearShare)
24 Grokster
12 MP2P (Blubster & Piolet)
12 Gnutella (Limewire)
6 Gnutella
5 (unspecified)
3 Gnutella (Shareaza)
2 Gnutella (LimeWire)
1 Bearshare

University recipients
6 New York University
4 Loyola Marymount University
4 Bentley College Academic Technology Center
3 Boston College
2 Northeastern University
1 University of Southern California Doheny Memorial Library
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1 Loyola University Chicago
1 Illinois Institute of Technology
1 DePaul University
1 Columbia University

I don`t see WINMX or any canadian ISP`s on the list !(y) :D (y)
Feb 19, 2003
80 more people sued..

Found a article on how Microsoft may unwittingly allow protection from RIAA.. Read this..

Microsoft has a social networking environment - called Three Degrees - which allows folks to listen to music - at the same time. I thought that that music could ONLY be 'legally purchased' from Microsoft - but it turns out it'll let you 'share' listening with up to 10 people - with any MP3.

This is key, as apparently Microsoft went to the RIAA - to work out the 'deal' ahead of time. It seems like Microsoft lawyers pointed out (I'm sure very politely) that indeed, the copyright laws do allow us to 'fair use' and since we're Microsoft and we just beat you in court on outright monopolistc policies - we Microsoft - have every intention of exercising our Constitutional/Bill of Rights/Copyright rights - and we're gonna enable some 'fair use'.

That's called a precedent folks. That means WE can do the same thing, and hide behind Microsoft on this one. And THAT's how to perceive and use Microsoft - in today's day and age.

Meanwhile here I am with Don Box and Kevin Bacon - at Universal Studios - last night. Don is the main guy behind Microsoft's 'open' approach to inter-connecting distributed apps and services in the future. It's code-named Indigo. It has security and support for ALL legacy kind of systems baked in, which means (and I'm sure this is not a mistake) support for ALL open standards - as well.

So in the future - if Microsoft is attacked on their 'closed' approach to ANYTHING, they'll be able to point to the MAJOR technology effort and approach and say: "Hey, we're open - too!" Now the only question is "will Indigo and Don's team suceed?' and make it out there into the real world.

We've seen plenty other Microsoft technoloigies, initiatives and designs - never make the light of day. Let's hope that Indigo does.....
Aug 5, 2002
Music Industry Legal Targets Include Retiree Who Doesn't Own Computer
By Ted Bridis The Associated Press
Published: Dec 3, 2003\
WASHINGTON (AP) - The recording industry has filed 41 more lawsuits against computer users in at least 11 states it said were caught illegally distributing songs over the Internet, continuing its aggressive campaign against online music piracy.
The latest copyright suits this week bring to 382 filed since the Washington-based Recording Industry Association of America announced its legal campaign nearly six months ago.

The group's president, Cary Sherman, said the group has no plans to cut back, even as media coverage over the continuing lawsuits wanes.

"People who engage in illegal file-sharing should be aware, whether or not they hear about it this month, that doesn't mean the enforcement program has been reduced in any way," Sherman said. "If anything it will be increased."

The recording industry is monitoring popular Internet services where computer users can download song files, searching for people illegally distributing the largest music collections. Court-issued subpoenas compel Internet providers to identify their customers linked to the online accounts used to download songs.

Among the RIAA's recent targets is retiree Ernest Brenot, 79, of Ridgefield, Wash., who wrote in a handwritten note to a federal judge that he does not own a computer nor can he operate one.

Brenot was accused of illegally offering for download 774 songs by artists including Vanilla Ice, U2, Creed, Linkin Park and Guns N' Roses.

Brenot's wife, Dorothy, said she and her husband were stunned by the claims, offended at the suggestion they listened to such music. Brenot was targeted in the previous round of 80 suits the recording organization filed late in October.

Brenot and her husband said their son-in-law briefly added Internet service to their own cable television account while living with the couple because Comcast Cable Communications Inc. said it would add a surcharge to send separate bills to the same mailing address.

"There's a mistake in this case," Dorothy Brenot said. "We're innocent in all of this, but I don't know how we're going to prove it."

The 41 most recent suits were filed against Internet users in Massachusetts, Colorado, Arizona, Connecticut, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Illinois and Washington.

The recording industry also said Wednesday that it has reached financial settlements against at least 220 computer users. Defense lawyers familiar with some of the cases have said penalties ranged from $2,500 to $7,500 each.

AP-ES-12-03-03 1902EST

Copyright 2003 Associated Press

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