Harvard law professor Charles Nesson has been making waves recently with his unorthodox (to say the least) defence strategy in the file-sharing lawsuit against Joel Tenenbaum. It’s bitten its lip so far, but now the RIAA has hit back in an op-ed piece by general counsel Steven Marks. “Waging a protracted legal battle instead of taking responsibility for one’s illegal actions is disrespectful of creators” rights, of our judicial process, and of the law,” he writes. “And that’s exactly what the Tenenbaum case is: a crusade waged by a Harvard professor to gut the copyright laws that protect creators and his attempt to transform a courtroom into a “three-ring circus.” Professor Nesson seeks a revolution, not a resolution or a real defense of his client.”

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