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Supreme Court Declines to Review Verizon Victory in D.C. Circuit in DMCA Appeal

October 14, 2004

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of the D.C. Circuit Court ruling that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) had no authority under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to obtain subpoenas compelling Verizon and other Internet service providers to disclose the names and other information about subscribers alleged by RIAA to be infringing its members' copyrights using peer-to-peer file sharing software.

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Patricia O'Connell
Senior Communications Manager

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