To noted lawyer, it's an open and shout case

The Boston Globe


Jason Schultz, an assistant clinical professor at the law school at the University of California-Berkeley and a former staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which sides with Tenenbaum, agreed that posting the e-mail messages of potential defense witnesses was bizarre and risky; the recording industry could try to share the comments with a jury to undermine Tenenbaum's case.

Still, Schultz said, Nesson's transparency might be part of a broader strategy to spur debate and make the case a public referendum on the file-sharing lawsuits.

"This case is bigger than Joel Tenenbaum, and Joel may want it to be bigger," said Schultz, who called Nesson a "wacky character" but brilliant.