Having attended the oral arguments before the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Sony BMG Music Entertainment et al v. Tenenbaum yesterday and analyzed my initial impression here, I was pleased to see that the court posted (MP3) the audio of the oral arguments on its website.
Unfortunately, it is often difficult to tell who is speaking given the bare audio. Therefore, I have decided to post the audio on YouTube and annotate it so that listeners can know who is speaking when. I hope many find this helpful.
Here are the links, in 5 parts:
- Part 1: United States as intervenor-appellant. Argument by Jeffrey Clair, Department of Justice, Civil Division. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gLXSnCzgNM
- Part 2: Record labels as plaintiff-appellant. Argument by Paul Clement, Partner, King & Spalding. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s5Omh2bDdA
- Part 3: Electronic Frontier Foundation as amicus curiae. Argument by Julie A. Ahrens, Associate Director, Fair Use Project, Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lqHuukDW-c
- Part 4: Joel Tenenbaum as defendant-appellee. Argument by Jason S. Harrow, Student, Harvard Law School, and Charles R. Nesson, Weld Professor of Law, Harvard Law School. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWy3Wj6XbDk
- Part 5: Record labels’ rebuttal. Clement again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI-3YYN3xxY
The argument was before a panel of three First Circuit judges:
- Sandra L. Lynch, Chief Appellate Judge
- Juan R. Torruella, Appellate Judge
- Rogeriee Thompson, Appellate Judge
For even more fun, you can download the briefs here to follow along with the audio. Happy analysis!