I'm on scene in Minneapolis for the re-trial of accused peer-to-peer infringer Jammie Thomas, which gets under way tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. C.D.T. I'll be Twittering updates throughout the day (@bensheffner) and will do wrap-up blog postings here each night. The parties estimate the trial will take five days.
Among others covering the trial will be the excellent Nate Anderson of Ars Technica, and Marc Bourgeois, an IT administrator who is posting to Ray Beckerman's Recording Industry vs. The People and on Twitter. We shall see whether Bourgeois shares Beckerman's charitable views of the labels and their attorneys.
Here's my trial FAQs, Anderson's preview piece, and one from the AP.
UPDATE: Here's the Minneapolis Star Tribune's preview. The article quotes me and describes me as a "former copyright lawyer for Warner Bros. Records." To clarify: it is true that, while an attorney at O'Melveny & Myers in the early 2000s, I worked on the Grokster litigation, and Warner Bros. Records was one of our clients. However, I was never employed by Warner.