We have recently learned that in a Kansas City, Kansas, case, UMG v. Johnson, the defendant filed 5 counterclaims, including counterclaims for computer fraud and abuse, and for civil conspiracy including allegations of MediaSentry having engaged in the investigation business without a license.
The RIAA has moved to dismiss the counterclaims.
Amended Answer and Counterclaims
Plaintiffs' brief in support of motion to dismiss counterclaims
Defendant's brief in response to motion to dismiss counterclaims
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