Fair Use Defense Gets KO'd at Boston Illegal Music Downloading Trial

We've been endlessly entertained by the run-up to trial in the illegal music downloading case in Boston. There was the flap about cameras in the courtroom, then the controversial antics of lead defense lawyer Charles Nesson of Harvard Law School. But with jury selection about to begin Monday, Judge Nancy Gertner dealt a serious blow to the defense, rejecting one of Nesson's key theories. Plus: The National Law Journal's take on Tuesday's opening argument.

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