I'm part of the copywrongs.org team these days. As such, I'm pretty fierce with the RIAA cases. Here's a quick overview of the modern copyright mess, if you're unfamiliar. Now some updates on the RIAA cases, if you're playing along at home:
- A recap article in USAToday: subpoenas against MIT students thrown out.
- RIAA to refile subpoenas against MIT students, in Boston this time.
nycfashiongirl" has retained a lawyer and is fighting back. Here is the RIAA's subpoena to Verizon,
nycfashiongirl's motion to intervene in RIAA v. Verizon, and a CNN article about the RIAA's response. I haven't found the full text of the RIAA's response yet; if you know where it is, drop me or anyone at copywrongs.org a line.
- The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a page which allows you to easily write/fax/email your Senators about the RIAA cases.
In other (so-called) Intellectual-Property-related news: here are some great European Union anti-Software Patent posters. And the WTO is making a grab for media; you can find out more and sign a letter to Congress here.