posted Sep 20, 2000

Rio's Pyrrhic victory
Music & MP3
9/20/2000; 3:24:41 PM 'But 15 months after Diamond's victory, as Napster and fight for their lives in court after suffering a string of lopsided judicial defeats, observers are wondering whether some in Silicon Valley read too much into the Diamond win. The landmark case may instead have provided, as Emusic chairman Bob Kohn puts it, "a false sense of security" among pioneering online music players -- thus setting up the current litigants for a big fall.'

You could summarize the article as "The Rio case taught the music industry a lesson about being specific in lawsuit complaints and focussing on their strengths in the case, which they learned, and have used to good effect against and Napster."... but that would be a short Salon article


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