For the past three weeks (see previous article
) we've been reporting on the troubled plight of Diamond Multimedia
's new Rio portable MP3 audio player. Announced in grand fashion by Diamond several months back, the Recording Industry Association of America
(RIAA) quickly set its sights on the device, and fired what it hoped would be a fatal shot in the form of an injunction. The RIAA appeared to have succeeded until last week, when US Central District Court California Judge Audrey Collins reversed her initial ruling from 10 days earlier of an injunction, paving the way for the product's release this month. Both the RIAA and the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies (AARC) are planning an appeal.