With oral arguments set to begin this week in a copyright-infringement lawsuit that pits a Boston University graduate student against the music recording industry, the federal judge overseeing the case has authorized the use of live video streaming to make the proceedings public.


U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Gertner restricted the live online streaming to a Jan. 22 hearing, saying she will decide later whether to make other proceedings in the case, set for March 30 trial, available online.


The lawsuit is one of a series filed by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) since 2003 against about 35,000 people who...

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