“RAM and FRCP 34 Lock Horns”

A very readable analysis of the ruling in Columbia Pictures Industries v. Bunnelli where the judge ordered TorrentSpy to start preserving information temporarily stored in RAM on their servers so as to capture IP addresses of users and potential copyright infringers.

Kelly Talcott, a partner at K&L Gates points out that other stories have lambasted the ruling as the end of Internet privacy. Mr. Talcott does an excellent job of walking through the judge’s reasoning in making the ruling, and likewise does an excellent job of explaining the issues in the case.