Tuesday, October 04, 2005

RIAA Pushes, Defendant Pushes Back

The Video Game Law Blog links to a P2Pnet story about a single mother sued by the RIAA who decided to sue right back. Check out the P2Pnet article for the full story, which is summarized neatly by the Video Game Law Blog:
The interesting part of this story is that the mother filed a lawsuit in response. And she’s not shy: she’s suing for RICO [Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization] violations, fraud, invasion of privacy, abuse of process, electronic trespass, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, negligent misrepresentation, deceptive business practices and—we like this one—the tort of “outrage”. We’d never heard of that one before.
Looking forward to seeing how this pans out.


At 10:27 PM, Blogger Bill Herman said...

Hell yeah! Hope she wins. I've long thought that RICO statutes would apply to the RIAA's shady behavior.

I'm not so hopeful that the labels will pay damages, because they will drop ungodly cash on slicksters--uh, I mean, good lawyers. But I do have hope that Andersen is at least exonerated and that the labels will therefore get less traction in their scorched-earth legal warfare.


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