Obama Appoints 5th RIAA Lawyer into DOJ
This week, Obama announced the appointment of a new RIAA lawyer to join the justice department. Obama named Ian Gershengorn as one of the new members of the justice department, marking the fifth lawyer from the RIAA to join.
Gershengorn will become the department's deputy assistant attorney of the Civil Division.
All five RIAA lawyers have been at the front line with file sharing ligation and have targeted both file sharing firms and individuals.
Despite many public interest groups urging Obama to stop filling his administration with RIAA lawyers, Gernshengorn made it through the doors anyway.
The Public Knowledge Group, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Consumer Electronics Association, the Wikimedia Foundation, the American Library Association and many others, demanded Obama look outside the content litigation industry for filling his administration. So far, the groups' voices have gone unheard.