Tuesday, August 22, 2006

p2pnet Calls Wilke Case Yet Another RIAA Blunder

This report in from p2pnet.net:

New RIAA p2p blunder

p2pnet.net News:- Paul H. Wilke, a 52-year-old Illinois man the Big Four Organized Music cartel is trying to nail for alleged copyright infringement, says he's never used p2p file sharing programs, let alone illicitly distributed songs or made them available for distribution online.

Nor, he says, are any of the songs cited by the Big Four's RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) as being on his computer 'illegally,' in any way 'illegal'. Rather, he says, they were ripped from CDs he'd bought and paid for.

But these aren't the only mistakes made by the RIAA. The so-called 'trade' organization's lawyers, Holme Roberts & Owen, also managed to get Wilke's name wrong.

“With the plaintiffs bringing hundreds upon hundreds of cases through the courts each month, they're bound to mistakenly bring cases against innocent individuals with their drift net litigation tactics,” says his lawyer, Daliah Saper. “It's through this litigation machine that the RIAA has wrongly brought a suit against Paul Wilke.”

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