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Offline GhostShip

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US News - RIAA Sued For Racketeering..Again
« on: November 22, 2008, 09:51:10 am »
Yet another lawsuit has been filed alleging the RIAA are extorting money from folks.

In Atlantic Recording v Raleigh, an RIAA case pending in St. Louis, Missouri, the defendant has asserted detailed counterclaims against the RIAA for federal RICO violations, fraud, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, prima facie tort, trespass, and conspiracy.

The claims focus on the RIAA’s ‘driftnet’ tactic of suing innocent people, and of demanding extortionate settlements.
The RICO ‘predicate acts’ alleged in the 42-page pleading (PDF) are extortion, mail fraud, and wire fraud.

The proposed class includes all people residing in the US “who were falsely accused … of downloading copyrighted sound recordings owned by the counterclaim Defendants and making them available for distribution or mass distribution over a P2P network and who incurred costs and damages including legal fees in defense of such false claims” or “whose computers used in interstate commerce and/or communication were accessed … without permission or authority”.

This is the second class action of which I’m aware against the RIAA and the Big 4 recording companies, the first being the Oregon class action brought by Tanya Andersen, which is presently in the discovery phase.”

Let us hope at least one of these cases is heard soon as its a mockery of justice when cases are allowed to be dragged out because one side of the table has deep pockets filled with ill gotten revenues.

Offline MinersLantern

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Re: US News - RIAA Sued For Racketeering..Again
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2008, 02:42:38 am »
Although they are really terrorists and should be charged as such. After all, what would happen to you or me if it were to be decided to take down any server anywhere on the planet such as an al-queda one or a chinese attack group.
Anyone else would be charged in the blink of an eye, of course the riaa seems to be immune from that law.

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