Tuesday, August 30, 2005

In April, Lawsuit Was Brought Against Comcast for Disclosing Customer Information to RIAA

It was reported by MSNBC.com and Reuters in April of this year that that a lawsuit was brought in April, 2005, against Comcast, for disclosing customer information to the RIAA:

"SEATTLE - Comcast Corp., the top U.S. cable television network operator, is being sued by a Seattle-area woman for disclosing her name and contact information, court records showed on Thursday.

"In a lawsuit filed in King County, Washington, Dawnell Leadbetter said that she was contacted by a debt collection agency in January and told to pay a $4,500 for downloading copyright-protected music or face a lawsuit for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

"Leadbetter, a mother of two teenage children, was a customer of Comcast’s high-speed Internet access service."

Complete text of article:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7505562

Ms. Leadbetter is represented by Lory L. Lybeck of Lybeck Murphy, LLP, a law firm based in Mercer Island, Washington.

6 comments:

JasonR said...

Is there an RSS feed for this Blog? I couldnt find it and I'd like to add it to my aggregator.

-Jason

Atawa said...

oh, I hope she wins.

Anonymous said...

rss feed: http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/atom.xml

Ray Beckerman said...
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Ray Beckerman said...

RSS Feed is:

http://recordingindustryvspeople.
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atom.xml

Thanks for asking.
Best regards,
Ray

Jonathan said...

Comcast is my service provider, as well. They have a history of problems when it comes to consumer privacy, and they also appear to have links to the recording industry.

I've actually contacted them several times asking for clarification regarding whether they give customers notification of requests/subpoenas for information and a chance to respond. No answer whatsoever from Comcast.