Library Groups Support Verizon

In today’s Chronicle, an article about library groups who joined in a law suit supporting Verizon Communications in concealing the names of people who have used their telephone lines to download music off the net.

“Judge John D. Bates has said that Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act permits a copyright owner — in this case, represented by the recording-industry group — to send a subpoena ordering a communication-service provider to reveal information about a subscriber.

Verizon is challenging those rulings before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. “