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Thread: RIAA and Safenet Sued For Malicious Prosecution

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    4play's Avatar knob jockey
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    Tanya Andersen, the plaintiff here, is the single mother in Oregon that the RIAA prosecuted for the last couple of years and then "on the eve of summary judgment" dropped the lawsuit with prejudice. Her counterclaims remain and are restated here and supplemented. It will soon be joined into a single case. So, what started as Atlantic v. Andersen has now turned around, and it is now Andersen v. Atlantic and the defendants are the music companies making up the RIAA -- Atlantic, Priority Records, Capitol Records, UMG and BMG -- the RIAA itself, the Settlement Support Center, and SafeNet, formerly known as MediaSentry. She is asserting claims under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the RICO Act, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act.

    Where this gets really interesting is :

    18.6 such actions constitute a misuse of copyrights, and lead to a forfeiture of the exclusive rights granted to defendants by those laws.

    18.7 plaintiff is entitled to judgement that defendants have forfeited the exclusive rights, if any, which they possess in and to the sound recordings which they have alleged her to have infringed.

    Source: http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?s...70625162738896
    Download Link: http://www.ilrweb.com/viewILRPDF.asp...70622complaint

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    It's time for RIAA to pay for being so reckless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ulun64 View Post
    It's time for RIAA to pay for being so reckless.

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    vipaar's Avatar Da Reptyle Wid Style
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    this could open the floodgates to more lawsuits, they have gone too far for too long on the most flimsiest "evidence", now it`s time to pay the reaper muah ha ha


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    It could go the same way as the cigarette companies, when a test case opened up the flood gates for more compensation claims.

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