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."

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

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

The Recording Industry vs The People

I am a lawyer in New York City. I am a member of Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP.

Through the Electronic Frontier Foundation I and my firm have undertaken to represent people in our area who have been sued by the Recording Industry of American (RIAA) for having computers whose internet accounts were used to open up peer-to-peer file sharing accounts.

I find these cases to be oppressive and unfair, as large law firms financed by the recording industry sue ordinary working people for thousands of dollars.

I have set up this blog in order to collect evidence and input about these oppressive lawsuits.

I hope you will find it useful.

Sincerely yours,

-Ray Beckerman