Someday we will look back on the actions of RIAA and the rest of the music industry and laugh, or maybe cry. For now, however, we will have to continue hearing stories like this:
The woman, Mavis Roy of Hudson, has called on legal clinics at the state’s only law school to represent her as she fights the charges in federal court this year.
The lawsuit brought by UMG Recordings, Interscope Records, Motown Record Co., and BMG Music alleges that Roy violated copyright infringement laws by downloading and distributing 218 audio files on April 24, 2007.
Roy’s defense team questions how that could be when she did not have a computer in her house at the time in question.
Why RIAA is allowed to behave in this manner is confounding. Nearly every suit they bring reeks of intimidation and weak evidence. Not only that, but going after grown women for allegedly downloads a few songs from a pirated source is simply not going to help save an industry that is built on a collection of obsolete business models.
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