Computer Security Expert Witness Supports OK Students vs. RIAA

A computer security and forensics expert witness supports the group of Oklahoma University students in their fight against the RIAA. The RIAA had obtained an order compelling the university to turn over the students names and addresses. The expert witness’s declaration supports the students’ motion to vacate the ex parte order and says the RIAA based its motion on information that is “factually erroneous” and “misleading.” According to Recording Industry vs The

Among other things he pointed out that ‘An individual cannot be uniquely identified by an IP address,’ and that ‘Many computers can be connected to the Internet with identical IP addresses as long as they remain behind control points.’ The students are represented by the same Oklahoma lawyer who recently obtained a award for $68,000-plus in attorneys fees against the RIAA in Capitol v. Foster.