Wednesday, April 09, 2008

In new Florida case, Atlantic v. Boyer, RIAA accused of extortion, conspiracy, illegal investigation, trespass, computer fraud, deception

In a new contested case in Tampa, Florida, Atlantic v. Boyer, the defendant has counterclaimed for civil conspiracy, extortion, illegal investigations, computer fraud, trespass, deception, and abuse of process.

This time, it is highly unlikely that the RIAA will make a motion to dismiss counterclaims, because the counterclaims are virtually identical to the counterclaims which were sustained in UMG v. Del Cid (2007 ILRWeb (P&F) 2721), and the judge presiding over the Boyer case is none other than District Judge Richard A. Lazzara, the same judge who presided over Del Cid.

Ms. Boyer is represented by Michael Wasylik, the same lawyer who represented Ms. Del Cid.

Answer and counterclaims*

* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation

Commentary & discussion:
Numerama (French)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In fact, there is not even any way to verify that the unlicensed investigators secretly snooping for IP addresses have obtained the correct ones.

It's actually worse that. It is KNOWN that the unlicensed investigators have come up with the WRONG IP addresses on numerous occasions where the supplied IP address and time-stamp to not match any entries at all in the ISP log files. What is NOT KNOWN is how often these unlicensed investigators have come up with the WRONG IP address that, most unfortunately for some innocent person, is a valid IP address for SOMEONE ELSE!