RIAA ordered to pay attorney fees

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by doS, Jul 22, 2007.

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    RIAA ordered to pay attorney fees
    17 July 2007 12:54 by vurbal

    After losing a suit against an Oklahoma woman for supposedly "vicariously"
    aiding copyright infringement, the RIAA has been ordered to pay nearly
    $70,000 in legal bills for the defendant.

    Deborah Foster, whose daughter Amanda the RIAA won a default judgement
    against because she failed to defend herself, has always said she had no
    knowledge of any such activity.

    The RIAA had the case against her dismissed without prejudice, meaning they
    reserve the right to bring further action against her for the same alleged
    activities, which would normally protect them from paying her legal fees.
    However, Foster's filing against the RIAA argues that she deserved the
    judgement because "the RIAA makes a practice of repeatedly bringing claims
    and then dismissing with prejudice after inflicting substantial litigation
    costs on the opposing party and the judicial system."

    The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) also filed a "Friend of the Court"
    brief on her behalf, stating "a fee award would deter the RIAA from
    continuing to prosecute meritless suits that harass defendants it knows or
    reasonably should know are innocent."
     
    doS, Jul 22, 2007
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