August 8, 2003

Massachusetts Court Stops RIAA Juggernaut

Filed under: code — Wendy @ 6:27 pm

In the latest entry in RIAA v. The People, a Massachusetts District Court ruled that the recording industry couldn’t steamroller the country with subpoenas issued out of Washington, D.C. Instead, the court agreed with MIT and Boston College that the subpoenas must be issued from a court with jurisdiction. The Internet may change lots of things, but it doesn’t change “traditional notions of fair play and substantial justice.” You still need to come to Boston/Cambridge for an MIT education — or to try to “educate” MIT students.

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