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Judge issues a temporary restraining order to Madster

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 04 Dec 2002 2:48

Judge issues a temporary restraining order to Madster Chicago federal judge Marvin Aspen issued a temporary restraining order against P2P operator Madster, demanding company to shut down all of its servers that are connected to the Internet.
The order came after RIAA complained to the court that Madster (formerly known as Aimster) is violating court's earlier order to cease all illegal activity in its network. Judge said that Madster should shut down the service because it is still violating copyright owners' rights with its service. Judge also said that if the company doesn't do it by itself, judge will grant a permission for RIAA to ask Madster's ISP to shut down the service.

The case against Madster is not over yet, but the temporary restraining order will stay in place until the court makes its final decision on the case. Court scheduled a hearing on December 19th to discuss whether Madster's owner, Johnny Deep, should be held in contempt of the original song-blocking order.


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