Monday, December 10, 2007
RIAA files supplemental brief in Atlantic v. Howell; argues personal copies ripped to computer are unauthorized
In Atlantic v. Howell, a case against a pro se litigant in Arizona, the RIAA has filed a supplemental brief in support of its motion for summary judgment. The Court has given Mr. Howell until January 11th to respond, and has scheduled a hearing for January 24th at 2:00 P.M.
The RIAA's brief makes the novel contention, contradicting its lawyers' arguments at the Supreme Court in MGM v. Grokster, that making personal copies of songs from one's CD onto one's computer is an infringement.
RIAA Supplemental Brief*
December 10, 2007, Order*
* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation
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