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    Public Interest Groups Support ISP in Protecting User
    Privacy, Due Process Rights

    Georgia - EFF, Public Citizen, the ACLU, and ACLU Georgia
    filed a friend-of-the-court brief this week supporting
    Cox Communications, Inc.'s efforts to protect the
    rights of its customers. Cox moved to quash a subpoena
    from several record companies seeking the identities
    of unnamed Cox subscribers. Cox does not provide
    Internet service in Georgia, where 100 "Does" were sued.

    The amicus brief points out that it is unfair to force
    people living outside of Georgia to come to Georgia to
    defend their rights and also that it is unfair for the
    record companies to indiscriminately lump together 100
    people in the same lawsuit simply for convenience.

    "Cox is taking an important step to protect the privacy
    of its customers," said EFF Staff Attorney Wendy Seltzer.
    "It's a basic matter of due process that Internet users
    should not have to seek counsel across the country in
    order to protect their right to anonymous speech."

    EFF, Public Citizen, and the ACLU have joined in several
    briefs in similar cases arguing that due process must
    not be given short shrift in the record industry's
    lawsuit campaign against file sharing.

    The motion picture industry has begun to file copycat
    suits across the country that are similarly flawed.
    Last edited by RealitY; 11-20-2004 at 07:12 PM.

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    That's really cool of them. Let's hope they stick by them eh


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