Wednesday, April 01, 2009

RIAA sues University of New Hampshire student in Colorado, refuses to transfer case to New Hampshire

Just read this report in the New Hampshire Union Leader:

UNH student fights lawsuit over music downloads

New Hampshire Union Leader

MANCHESTER – A University of New Hampshire student accused of illegally downloading songs by Cold Play, David Gray and Vanilla Ice wants to face the music in a court in New Hampshire.

Catherine M. Fillo has retained an attorney to fight the allegations and try to get the case transferred from the U.S. District Court of Colorado, where her parents live, to the District of New Hampshire.

Melanie Bell, her attorney, contends a court outside of New Hampshire hurts her client's ability to mount a defense because she is a full-time student with limited time and means.
Complete article

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