RIAA Gets Ass Handed To Them Over P2P


Posted May 16, 2008 - By Frank Meyer

Earlier this week, a judge awarded former P2P defendant Tanya Andersen over $100,000 in court costs and lawyer fees.

The sum is only a third of what Anderson had originally sought, but is still the highest amount  awarded to a former P2P defendant since the beginning of the RIAA's litigation onslaught began.

If you’ll recall, the RIAA sued Andersen for illegal file sharing, a case that eventually dropped last summer. But the Portland single mom sued for her legal expenses and also launched a malicious prosecution suit against the RIAA that case remains ongoing. 

Hmmmmm, it looks like that plan of suing the very audience that puts money in your pockets may not be working out in the long run, huh?

Meanwhile, a Minnesota judge is considering the appeal of Jammie Thomas, the first P2P defendant to force a jury trial. She lost the trial and was ordered to pay $222,000 in damages. The judge says he is now leaning towards granting a new trial, citing a potential "error of law" that specifically refers to whether making a track available in a shared folder on P2P networks is actually infringement if the track was never actually downloaded by anyone.

Oral arguments on the appeal are scheduled for July 1.

He he…oral….

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RIAA Gets Ass Handed To Them Over P2P


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