us: TorrentSpy ruling a ‘weapon of mass discovery’

CNet news analysis: It was a pro-copyright ruling that stunned nearly everyone dealing with the issue of online piracy.In a decision reported late Friday by CNET News.com, a federal judge in Los Angeles found that a computer server’s RAM is a tangible document that can be stored and must be turned over in a lawsuit.If allowed to stand, the groundbreaking ruling may mean that anyone defending themselves in a civil suit could be required to turn over information in their computer’s RAM hardware, which could force companies and individuals to store vast amounts of data, say technology experts. Roaming the Web anonymously was already nearly impossible. This ruling, which brings up serious privacy issues, could make it a lot harder.
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