"After the judge's refusal to recuse, the day was taken with
examination of Michael Shamos by Charles Sims of Proskauer and
cross-examination by Marty Garbus. Examination covered the stuff of
his deposition, with demo of movies for comparison of DVD with the
DivX Shamos got from the Net. Or so he claimed to have gotten,
while it was actually obtained by his assistant, Eric Burns, a
student at CMU, who was present and ran the Sony VAIO demo."
"Under cross-examination by Marty Garbus, Shamos the phony
expert, admitted he could not have conducted his test for MPAA
without the skill and help of real expert, Eric Burns. As a result
Burns is now to become a witness to tell what he actually did to
get the DivX, get it decoded synchronized and playable. Shamos
looked swell while being examined by Proskauer and got blown away
by Garbus. Even the judge took a few whacks, and approved Frank
Stevenson and Eric Burns as witnesses over Proskauer's
"Shamos makes up to $700,000 a year testifying as an expert
witness at an hourly rate, $400; and says he pays Burns $100 per
hour. During a break attempts were made to get Burns to discuss his
work for Shamos; he said he'd be fired if he did. He said he
expected to be vilified back at CMU when his role is publicized.
An attempt is to be made to bring him over to the angel
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