RIAA doesn't like independent experts
For the past few years, the Recording Industry Association of America has battled file sharing by threatening those it suspects of illegally downloading music with lawsuits. Many potential defendants opt for expensive settlements with the RIAA, others decide to fight it out in court.
In the case of Sony BMG et al. v. Kim Arellanes, the RIAA is using another tactic: strenuously arguing against the defendant's request that a neutral, third-party perform a forensic search of the defendant's hard drive to find evidence that she engaged in activities frowned upon by the music industry.
At Ars Technica.
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