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Servs. Verizon Must Disclose Identity of Customer To RIAA In a case of first impression, a federal court has construed the Digital Millenium Copyright Act to require an Internet service provider to disclose the identity of a customer who allegedly engaged in copyright infringement. Recording Industry Association of America v. Verizon Internet Services, No. 02‑MS‑0323 (D.D.C. Jan. 21, 2003). The Recording Industry Association of America sought the identity of a customer of Verizon Internet Services who is alleged to have downloaded more than 600 songs from the Internet in a single day. The RIAA was able to identify the Internet

Stateline.org By Patrick J. Walsh, Special to Stateline.org Lawmakers and tax officials in 30 states enter the New Year seeking legislative approval for the first major overhaul of the nation’s complex sales tax structure in nearly four decades. Initially spurred by the need to create a uniform method for Internet and multi-state retailers to collect sales tax on out-of-state transactions, the National Governors Association’s Streamlined Sales Tax Project (SSTP) has taken on new urgency in light of the fiscal difficulties currently faced by many states. “States need to protect their revenue sources in order to protect their sovereignty. This is