Judge Rejects Subpoenas in Music-Use Case

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by yorkdale, Aug 9, 2003.

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  1. yorkdale

    yorkdale Registered Member

    Jun 16, 2002
    United Kingdom
    BOSTON (AP) - A federal judge rejected an attempt by the recording industry to uncover the names of Boston College and MIT students suspected of online music piracy.

    U.S. District Judge Joseph L. Tauro said Friday that under federal rules, the subpoenas, which were issued in Washington, cannot be served in Massachusetts.

    The two schools filed motions last month asking the judge to quash the subpoenas, which request names and other information for one Massachusetts Institute of Technology student and three BC students who allegedly obtained music using various screen names.

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