RIAA Sues Yet Another Person Without A Computer
from the sense-a-trend? dept
This isn't even close to the first time something like this has happened, but the RIAA has (once again) sued someone who doesn't own and has never used a computer, claiming she was helping to destroy the music business by sharing music. Maybe she was singing too loudly? More likely is that they screwed up again. The woman in question is likely to file a motion to dismiss the case, for obvious reasons. It's quite likely, actually, that the RIAA will back down and drop out before that's even necessary. However, the problem is that this keeps happening. What it means is that the process the RIAA uses to accuse people of file sharing is clearly problematic. And, while the RIAA backtracks on cases where it's obviously screwed up, it's much more difficult in cases where someone does own a computer. For those who are getting sued, though, it might make sense to gather up a list of these cases to demonstrate that the method is anything but reliable, and use that to produce reasonable doubt concerning the RIAA's claims.