Tuesday, April 25, 2006
A Different Kind of RIAA Scare Tactic
RIAA suing people who don't own a computer. Blah, blah, blah. First off, it turns out that these folks did own a computer at point point. Second and more important, after the RIAA's "we sue dead people" incident a year or so ago, I just don't think that there's a suit they could file that would shock me, anyway.
The RIAA does appear to be going for a public humiliation approach on this one, though: maybe future RIAA suits will offer the accused the option of keeping the list of songs they're accused of downloading private if they settle immediately...
"However, the RIAA’s lawsuit maintains that Carma Walls, through the use of a file-sharing program, has infringed on the copyrights for the following songs: Who Will Save Your Soul, Jewel; Far Behind, Candlebox; Still the Same, Bob Seger; I Won’t Forget You, Poison; Open Arms, Journey; Unpretty, TLC; No Scrubs, TLC; and Saving All My Love for You, Whitney Houston."