CNET News Daily Podcast: A big file-swapping faceoff waits for a decision

In a very unusual case, lawyers on both sides of the Internet music file-sharing divide are waiting to see the outcome of a legal dispute being fought out in Rhode Island.

A federal judge in Rhode Island has postponed a hearing in a case that may test the legal underpinnings of the Recording Industry Association of America's suits against file swapping. CNET News' Declan McCullagh explains what's at stake.


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