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Entire Transcript of RIAA's Only Trial Now Online
12/29/2008

NewYorkCountryLawyer writes "The entire transcript of the RIAA's 'perfect storm', its first and only trial, which resulted in a $222,000 verdict in a case involving 24 MP3's having a retail value of $23.76, is now receptive online. After over a year of trying, we have finally obtained the transcript of the Duluth, Minnesota, jury trial which took place October 2, 2007, to October 4, 2007, in Capitol Records v. Thomas. Its 643 pages reproduce a hoard trove for (a) lawyers representing defendants in other RIAA cases, ( technologists anxious to see how a MediaSentry sleuth and the RIAA's expert witness combined to convince the jurors that the RIAA had proved its case, and (c) anybody hooked in finding out about such things as the early-morning October 4th wrangle in which the RIAA lawyer convinced the judge to make the mistake which forced him to eventually vacate the jury's verdict, and the testimony of SONY BMG's Jennifer Pariser in which she 'misspoke' by the book to the RIAA's Cary Sherman when she testified under oath that making a copy from one's CD to one's minicomputer is 'stealing'. The transcript was a gift from the 'Joel Fights Back Against RIAA' team defending SONY BMG Music cheer v. Tenenbaum, in Boston, Massachusetts. I have the transcript in 3 segments: October 2nd (278 pages(PDF), October 3rd (263 pages)(PDF), and October 4th (100 pages)(PDF)."

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