10/05/2005

Oregon RIAA Victim Fights Back;

"This is the case peer-to-peer file sharers have been waiting for. Tanya Andersen, a 41 year old disabled single mother living in Oregon, has countersued the RIAA for Oregon RICO violations, fraud, invasion of privacy, abuse of process, electronic trespass, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, negligent misrepresentation, the tort of 'outrage', and deceptive business practices."

6 comments:

Scribblette said...

Heh, awesome. Give us the news post too, though.

Scribblette said...

Oh, duh, it's in the title. Heh. Thanks.

Gary said...

We had another discussion of RIAA and copyright issues at the Clear Lake SF book group. Extending the present system would be like the descendents of Shakespeare still collecting royalties today.

Gary said...

descendants - damn.

Sharon said...

This is an issue where I disagree with a lot of people. Why shouldn't we pay Shakespeare's descendants royalties? If Shakespeare had devoted his life to building a huge house, it would pass down from descendant to descendant unless one of them decided to sell it. But since he devoted his life to writing, his intellectual property has to become public property after a certain number of years? Makes no sense to me. It's just another example of how our society places no value on intellectual things, and instead places high values on material things.

Anonymous said...

If any of Shakespeare's descendants had survived until today, I think Sharon would have a very good point. But although people can trace their bloodline back to Shakespeare's family through his sister's bloodline, no direct descentdants of Shakespeare himself are alive today.