RIAA Gives Family 60 Days To Grieve Before Continuing Case Against Dead Man
from the how-sweet-of-them dept
The RIAA really knows how to handle its file sharing lawsuits in ways that make themselves look incredibly heartless. It seemed like maybe they’d scraped bottom when they suggested a student should drop out of MIT to pay a few thousand dollars for file sharing, but they’ve now topped that one. When one of the people they were suing (who appeared to be fighting the charges) happened to die earlier this summer, the RIAA kindly requested that the case be pushed back 60 days for the family to grieve, before the RIAA started deposing the dead man’s children. This for a few thousand dollars? It’s been quite clear for some time that no one at the RIAA ever bothers to think about the PR impact of their moves, but isn’t there someone there who thought that perhaps this was a case that they could let go of?