Friday, March 16, 2007

Recording Industry sues Newport News grandmother

The RIAA is back at it suing individuals for downloading songs to protect jobs for the industry "suits" under the guise of protecting the artists. In this case, a Newport News grandmother was sued by the RIAA because somebody allegedly used her computer and allegedly illegally downloaded songs. All of this is "allegedly" because if you read this article the procedure used by the RIAA against individuals is pathetic revolving around a process of "(1) the mass lawsuit against a large number of 'John Does'; (2) the "ex parte" order of discovery; and (3) the subpoenas demanding the names and addresses of the 'John Does'." This blog provides a wealth of information on defending these lawsuits from the attorneys Ty Rogers and Ray Beckerman of the law firm Vandenberg & Feliu, LLP.