Saturday, March 15, 2008

RIAA - SlashDot Story


| RIAA Will Finally Face the Music In Court                                |

|   from the discovery-channel dept.                                           |

|   posted by kdawson on Friday March 14, @12:29 (The Courts)                |




Falstaff writes "[0]Exonerated RIAA defendant Tanya Andersen is expected to [1]refile her malicious prosecution lawsuit against the RIAA today.

The refiling will mark a significant watershed in the RIAA's fight against P2P users because for the first time, the group's tactics, secret agreements, and fee splitting with MediaSentry are likely to come to light, thanks to discovery. Andersen's attorney says he'll be 'digging into agreements between the RIAA, RIAA member companies, MediaSentry, and the Settlement Support Sentry. Part of that will involve looking at compensation, like how much MediaSentry gets from each settlement. "I'd love to know what kind of bounty MediaSentry got paid to supply erroneous identities to the RIAA," Lybeck says.' The judge has barred further motions to dismiss the complaint, which means the RIAA will have to face the music. 'Unlike the thousands of lawsuits filed so far, the RIAA does not have the luxury of walking away from this case if there's a real chance of embarrassing information being released. "Once discovery happens in the cases the RIAA brings, they run," Lybeck says. "This is our case now, and they can't run."'"


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