Nate Anderson at Ars Technica wrote an interesting update on the Joel Tenenbaum RIAA case.
Tenenbaum, who everyone agrees is a typical RIAA target, is being defended by Harvard Professor Charles Nesson and a team of students from his class. However it appears there is some dispute as to who is leading who. In a blog post today the team wrote “Make no mistake about it: we are a student run team.” The first comment, and only thus far, is Prof. Charles Nesson stating “make no mistake, we are a faculty run team, with me as Joel’s lawyer, captain and supervisor of the team.” (post) Which is it?
My guess is that the students are trying to emphasize their importance as the true announcement was with regard to the team new addition, famous litigator Matt Feinberg. It appears that even the great minds at Harvard need help defending Tenenbaum in the face of the RIAA. Further proof that copyright law’s statutory damages are difficult to defeat. (For more info check out Ron Coleman’s recent post.