Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Case On DMCA Subpoenas In Piracy Lawsuits

Law360, New York (October 12, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to take on the music industry’s appeal of a lower court’s finding that circumscribed the use of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 to obtain subpoenas for the identities of suspected music pirates from internet service providers.

In a victory for ISPs and civil-liberties activists, the Supreme Court rejected the appeal by the recording industry without any comment.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) had invoked the DMCA to force ISPs, including Verizon Communications, to turn over the...
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