Wednesday, February 04, 2009

"The RIAA: family devastation specialists" -- great article in

A powerful story just came out in about the impact the RIAA's cases have on their victims, aptly entitled 'The RIAA: family devastation specialists'.

It tells, in very human terms, the story of Brittany Kruger, an 18-year-old college student at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan, and the impact the RIAA's persecution has had on her and her family.

The RIAA is being especially vengeful towards Brittany, because she, with the help of her non-lawyer father, dared to question the legality of MediaSentry's conducting investigations in Michigan without an investigator's license. Her complaint prompted an investigation by Michigan's Department of Labor and Economic Growth which encouraged other college students, and even colleges, in Michigan to follow suit, probably led to reform of Michigan's licensing statute, caught MediaSentry up in a pack of lies, and which may yet lead to criminal prosecution, but which was not sufficient to cause MediaSentry to stop its illegal practice.

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