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Verizon subscriber disclosure ruling

[JURIST] US District Judge John Bates on Tuesday ordered Verizon Communications to disclose to the Recording Industry Association of America the name of an Internet subscriber who, using the Kazaa [corporate website] file-sharing service, allegedly downloaded and shared some 600 copyrighted songs on the Internet. Read RIAA v. Verizon [PDF order]. RIAA's President expressed his appreciation of the ruling [RIAA press release]; Verizon intends to appeal [Verizon press release].

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