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SBC fights record industry requests
by Taoron 01:15PM Friday Sep 26 2003
While Charter Communications Inc. said Wednesday that it will cooperate in the music industry's hunt for computer users who share copyrighted music, another major Internet provider here is fighting for the privacy of customers.

SBC filed a lawsuit in California in July to block 208 subpoenas that the Recording Industry Association of America issued seeking identities of computer users.

"We think the standards that they're using here are so incredibly low to obtain personal information on people that it's an invasion of privacy," said Selim Bingol, a spokesman for SBC at its headquarters in San Antonio.

"It's chipping away at personal privacy and using kind of a meat ax to get at it," he said.

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