[Foundation-l] 09-f9-...

Stephen Bain stephen.bain at gmail.com
Wed May 9 14:26:42 UTC 2007

On 5/8/07, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> When Ed Felten countersued the RIAA, asking a court to declare his
> work was *not* illegal, the RIAA backpedaled so fast as to break the
> land speed record for reverse circumnavigation by bicycle - they
> *really* didn't want that question asked. Quoting the number is
> extremely far from clearly illegal...

The Felten case never reached any conclusion; the action was dismissed
for lack of standing because RIAA indicated they had no intention to
pursue him and there was no longer a live legal issue. It has no legal
value (other than being a good example of the limits on judicial

It may have significance in a tactical sense, but please do not
represent it as if it has legal significance.

Stephen Bain
stephen.bain at gmail.com

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