Senator Asks Questions of the RIAA

By Deane Barker on August 2, 2003

Senator Launches Probe Into RIAA Subpoena Blizzard: A Minnesota senator is calling the RIAA on their recent subpeona party.

“In a letter to the RIAA, Coleman, chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, said the RIAA may be in danger of abusing the broad-based subpoena authority it recently won in court to determine the extent of illegal file sharing in the U.S. and that its tactics may be creating ‘anxiety and concern’ among many Americans who are ‘innocent or unknowingly guilty of violating copyright infringement laws.’”