NewYorkCountryLawyer writes "As most of you know, the last wave of mass copyright infringement lawsuits was brought by the RIAA against individuals, supposedly for downloading, but actually for 'making available' for upload, mp3 files shared through FastTrack (Kazaa, Bearshare, etc) and Gnutella (Limewire) protocols. The new wave of mass lawsuits, which borrowed, and even expanded upon, the RIAA's technique of using fake copyright cases against "John Does" in order to find out their names and addresses, is actually about : (a) single downloads of (b) low budget film files over the (c) BitTorrent protocol. Here is the supporting affidavit seeking "discovery" (PDF) in a case typical of the new BitTorrent-single movie-download cases, New Sensations v Does 1-1474. I would appreciate the input of the tech community on whether there are technical issues that come to mind in the plaintiff's presentation. I won't be able to engage in my usual dialogue, because my firm is being retained by some of the victims of this new wave of suits, and I can't give away any information on my own trains of thought."
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