Underscoring that the RIAA’s new anti-piracy initiative co-exists with its pending lawsuits, a judge in Rhode Island is considering whether to order the parents of Joel Tenenbaum to turn over their home computer for RIAA inspection. The RIAA alleges that Tenenbaum used the family computer to download seven copyright protected songs and wants to copy its hard drive to prove its infringement claim. Tenenbaum, a BU graduate student, has turned his opposition to the RIAA suit into a mini cause celebre, attracting the legal representation of Harvard Law School’s Charlie Nesson, a cause celebre in his own right. Nesson is opposing the RIAA’s quest for the Tenenbaum home computer on grounds of privacy and relevance and challenging the RIAA’s right to file these suits. Now that the RIAA has decided not to file more suits like this is it worth taking this one to the mattresses against Charlie Nesson and a cadre of HLS law students?