CIS Files Amicus Brief in Replay TV Case
The entertainment companies are seeking a broad court order prohibiting EFF attorneys from reviewing -- or using in any way during the case -- the vast majority of the documents the court has ordered the companies to provide as part of the usual legal discovery process. The companies claim that EFF is a "competitor" with Hollywood because of public statements about copyright law policy and advocacy to Congress on pending and current technology legislation, including the proposed Consumer Broadband Digital Television Promotion Act.
Today CIS and other Amici filed a brief arguing that public advocacy organizations like EFF and CIS frequently litigate, make public statements about the law and advocate for its change, and that if the entertainment companies win, it will prevent these organizations from representing clients in the future. -LaurenMore information at http://www.eff.org/Cases/Newmark_v_Turner/