A North Carolina judge has decided it's time to take a "fresh look" at the RIAA's subpoena process as it pertains to a handful of North Carolina State University students, Ars Technica reports. Arguably the most powerful weapon in the RIAA's legal arsenal is the John Doe lawsuit. It allows the record labels to file lawsuits, subpoena internet providers, find the names and address of the account holders, and dismiss the case--all without the RIAA's targets ever knowing about it. Critics of the practice refer to it as doing an end run around the legal system, and now one North

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