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September 10, 2003

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Does ALA's Law Firm Have a Conflict of Interest? (9/3/03)

The American Library Association (ALA) is investigating whether its relationship with law firm Jenner & Block is a conflict of interest, as the firm has represented the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in its recent efforts to gather the names of those suspected of illegal file-sharing. In a letter to ALA executive director Keith Fiels, Emily Sheketoff, executive director of ALA's Washington Office, said that the office has grown "very uncomfortable" with Jenner & Block's legal activities on behalf of the RIAA. ALA is seeking a letter from the firm setting forth how it would handle any potential conflict.

[via Shifted Librarian]

Yours, &c., LC | 10:06 AM | Legal , Librariana | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

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I'll be curious to see what kind of PR the RIAA gets from their settlement with this 12 year-old girl in California. I mean, she was sharing around 1,000 illegal songs...

Posted by: mrw at September 10, 2003 11:29 AM