Oregon: Ground Zero in RIAA, alleged music pirates fight

Legal tactics used to identify pirates are under fire

In the Oregon university case, five of the 17 John Does in the RIAA subpoena accessed the copyrighted content in question from double occupancy dorms. That made it hard for the university to know who specifically might have accessed and shared copyrighted information, Myers claimed. The university also could not say whether the alleged copyright infringement had been done by the individuals that the IP addresses had been assigned to, or by others.

This week's brief was filed in response to an RIAA appeal opposing the state's earlier effort to quash the RIAA subpoena.

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