14 June 2007

US - TorrentSpy ruling a 'weapon of mass discovery'

(CNET News)
A judge in Los Angeles found that a computer server's RAM, or random-access memory, is a tangible document that can be stored and must be turned over in a lawsuit. It was a pro-copyright ruling that stunned nearly everyone dealing with the issue of online piracy. You may have to surrender what's in your RAM if sued. Legal experts say decision may cost businesses big bucks and threaten Web privacy.