By RUSSELL CONTRERAS-Associated Press Write

BOSTON – Fourteen news organizations, including The Associated Press and The New York Times Co., are urging a federal appeals courtto allow online streaming of a hearing in a music downloading lawsuit the recording industry filed against a Boston University graduate student.

The brief filed Thursday in the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals argues that allowing webcasting of the Feb. 24 hearing is in the public interest, and is in keeping with camera access already granted in the courts. [Read More]