RIAA backtracks after embarrassing P2P defendant

When the RIAA filed a file-sharing lawsuit against a sergeant in the US Army earlier this year, it included the customary exhibits with screenshots of what it alleges are the defendant’s Kazaa library. Along with the 367 sound recordings that Sgt. Nicholas Paternoster is accused of illegally sharing, the exhibit also contained over 4,200 other files—including pornographic images—that had nothing to do with the labels’ case. Recognizing its latest gaffe, the RIAA filed a motion asking that the original exhibit be removed from the public record and replaced with a modified exhibit without the superfluous file names.

Link: http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070730-riaa-backtracks-after-embarrassing-p2p-defendant.html

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It looks as if he has an excellent case but why haven’t the feds gone after them under the wire tapping act (I think that’s what it’s called).
There is no excuse for violating his privacy and the evidence should be excluded unless they (RIAA) had a warrant.