Monday, June 1, 2009

Labels: other p2p cases irrelevant in Jammie Thomas trial

As I predicted, the record label plaintiffs have moved to shut down Kiwi Camara's effort to turn the Jammie Thomas case into a referendum on the labels' litigation campaign against thousands of peer-to-peer infringers. Today the plaintiffs filed a motion in limine, seeking an order "precluding Defendant from introducing evidence of other copyright lawsuits involving plaintiffs that have nothing to do with the facts and issues to be decided in this case":

As I pointed out before, in the first trial Thomas moved to exclude such evidence as irrelevant, and the court did so. See Trial Transcript at 478-82. This motion should be a layup for the plaintiffs.

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