Another good article by Jon Newton of p2pnet.net about the human equation, the toll the RIAA's litigations take on the lives of the people subjected to them:
Pay up! Dawnell Leadbetter tells RIAA. Again.
p2pnet news view RIAA | P2P:- Regular p2pnet readers will recognize the name Dawnell Leadbetter.
She’s the Seattle-area mother of two teenaged children who sued Comcast for disclosing her name and contact information.
She also features in the ‘We’re Not Taking Any More’ club, an early p2pnet story on mothers who’ve had the courage to stand up to Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music RIAA thugs.
In the Comcast case, an RIAA ‘Settlement Support Center’ used information the RIAA, “obtained in a Philadelphia lawsuit over the illegal sharing of digital music files,” Lory Lybeck, the lawyer representing Leadbetter, said in Reclaim the Media.
“But no court authorized Comcast to release names and addresses of its customers, or notified his client that her information had been given to an outside party.”
Now, “In Interscope Records v Leadbetter, where the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had affirmed the lower court’s denial of Ms Leadbetter’s motion for her attorneys fees, Ms Leadbetter has filed a petition for rehearing, arguing that the Court overlooked certain facts and legal precedents,” says Recording Industry vs The People.
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