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Defendant’s statements partially waived attorney-client privilege (access required)

Where one of the defendants in a criminal copyright infringement case voluntarily disclosed to an FBI agent substantive legal advice he received from his attorney, he waived attorney-client privilege. However, the waiver was not as broad as the government argued and was limited to three specific areas that the defendant discussed. Background In this criminal copyright infringement ...