Grokster Head Offers To Pay 12-Year-Old's RIAA Bill

from the worth-the-publicity dept

The back-and-forth PR battle over the RIAA’s lawsuits continue. Now, Grokster’s CEO, Wayne Rosso, sensing the perfect PR opportunity has offered to pay the $2,000 bill agreed to by 12-year-old Brianna LaHara yesterday for daring to download a nursery rhyme and some other songs. Rosso claims that he (like us all) is “disgusted” by the lawsuits and forcing this 12-year-old to pay two grand. Of course, I’d say he also senses the good publicity that can come out of paying the bill for her. The problem, though, is that no one is going to come along and offer to pay the bills of the next 12-year-old who gets sued.

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AMetamorphosis says:

Re: Re: Re: Nice gesture

That is the result of a society that records everything … regardless of the circumstances. Without human reasoning ( that computers do not have ) machines cannot and will not be able to ascertain the subtle differences between the two.
Do we want to be more like the machines or have the machines more like us ? It is a case of moderation and allowing human intervention to over rule mistaken assertions regarding human beings. Technology is fantastic … just not foolproof … much like the humans who invented it.

LittleW0lf says:

Re: Re: Re: Nice gesture

No, civil actions are recorded on your credit history… now the kid is definely fscked for life.

Or, at least according to the Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1997, 10 years. They are required by law to remove any negative information after 10 years.

Of course, that requires that the credit reporting companies follow the law, which they seldom do.

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