I was reading, and was not surprised to learn of, this report from Jon Newton at p2pnet.net:
I had an email from an RIAA victim — a student — who said she was going to kill herself because she’d heard from someone at an (the?) RIAA extortion settlement centre categorically promising her she’d be taken to court unless she came up with more than $9,000 to buy the RIAA off.Complete article
She said she was already up to her neck in debt because of school loans and had absolutely no way of finding that kind of money, or anything like it, that she couldn’t sleep, couldn’t study, couldn’t live a normal life because of the worry.
[Ed. note. As someone who has been talking everyday to the victims of this cruel litigation campaign, I am not at all surprised to learn of this. Mr. Oppenheim and his cohorts have no idea how much pain, anxiety, and depression they have caused in good peoples' lives. Hopefully they will be held to account some day. -R.B.]
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