Interesting things in the Altnet v. RIAA patent infringement complaint

In response to my previous posts (1, 2) Someone sent me a copy of the Altnet v. RIAA complaint [THANKS!].  Here is a download link [pdf].

The claims for relief (below) are interesting, especially the fact that Morgenstern, Bainwol, Sherman and Rosen were sued for inducing infringement of the patents (USPNs 5,978,791 and 6,415,280).  I’ll have to ask the guys at the Induce Act Blog (copyright inducement) whether or not the RIAA has been a supporter of the proposed act.  If so, how ironic…

  • First Claim for Relief:  Direct and Vicarious Infringement of USPN 5,978,791 against RIAA, Overpeer, Loudeye and Media Sentry
  • Second Claim for Relief:  Inducing Infringement of USPN 5,978,791 against RIAA, Loudeye, Marc Morgenstern (CEO of Overpeer), Mitch Bainwol (Chairman and CEO of the RIAA), Cary Sherman (President of the RIAA) and Hilary Rosen (Chairman/CEO of the RIAA).
  • Third Claim for Relief:  Direct and Vicarious Infringement of USPN 6,415,280 against RIAA, Overpeer, Loudeye and Media Sentry
  • Fourth Claim of Relief:  Inducing Infringement of USPN 6,415,280 against RIAA, Loudeye, Morgenstern, Bainwol, Sherman and Rosen