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Some time ago I posted the court decision against David Ritz.
What you may not know (unless you read my blog) is that they were also sued by the RIAA for copyright infringement.
Today, Nate Anderson of Ars Technica reports that there is a decision in the case. It seems that Usenet.com/Sierra Corporate Design/Gerald Reynolds engaged in a conspiracy to withhold evidence, absent witnesses during discovery, and destroy evidence. The result of this is that their DMCA Safe Harbor was removed and Usenet.com and Reynolds lost a motion for summary judgment. (Sierra Corporate Design filed for bankruptcy on May 21, 2009, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of North Dakota, Case No. 09-30585, and so isn't subject to the order owning to the Automatic Stay of the Bankruptcy Code.)
And, it just so happens that I've found have a copy of the decision at Scribd for you to read.Arista v Usenetcom (6-30-09)
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