Though Verizon recently lost its fight to keep two subscriber’s personal information out of the hands of the recording industry, privacy advocates say the real losers are consumers.



Invoking a provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Recording Industry Association of America subpoenaed Verizon to turn over the name of two of its Internet service subscribers, both alleged file-swappers.



Verizon had filed a motion to quash the subpoena, but on Thursday a U.S. District Court ruled that the company must hand over the name of the suspected pirates.
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