Press Release

WRF Attorneys File Petitions in U.S. Supreme Court First Amendment Case

June 28, 2004

On June 25, 2004, WRF filed both an opposition to a petition for certiorari and a conditional cross-petition for certiorari before the United States Supreme Court in RIAA, Inc. v. Verizon Internet Services, Inc. (No. 03-1579, docketed May 26, 2004).

The case raises important issues under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act and the First Amendment and Article III of the United States Constitution. The Court's decision regarding whether to hear the case is expected this Fall.

WRF Appellate attorneys Andrew G. McBride and Kathryn Comerford Todd and Intellectual Property attorneys Bruce G. Joseph and Kayrn K. Ablin were responsible for the filings.


Patricia O'Connell
Senior Communications Manager

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