On Oct 16, 3:40 pm, "[H]omer" wrote:
> It had to happen eventually:
> .----
> | Basking in glory after orchestrating a record punishment for a
> | petty file-sharer in the US, the RIAA takes its legal campaign to
> | the next level. Many may want newsgroups to stay under the radar
> | but it's too late - major labels have filed a copyright
> | infringement lawsuit against Usenet.com and it won't be going away.

The courts have already ruled on that. So long as a newsgroup is
unmoderated, the poster is responsible for his or her own posting.
The BBS (or Usenet host) can provide the information about the IP
address and other information about the origin, but if it traces back
to an MSN assigned DHCP address, then it's Microsoft's problem, not
Usenet. Presumably, Microsoft would have a record of which user was
using that IP address at the time that the message was posted.

> http://digg.com/tech_news/The_RIAA_Attacks_Usenet