File-sharing lawsuits: not just for coporate douchebags in the record industry!

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Ars Technica is reporting today that at least one of the targets of the RIAA’s file-sharing lawsuits is fighting back. It’s nice to know that, finally, someone is. From the article:

Andersen is a single mother living in Oregon who was sued by the record labels in February 2005. She eventually filed a counterclaim against the RIAA, and when the labels voluntarily dismissed their case against her last June, she filed a malicious-prosecution lawsuit. In it, Andersen accuses the RIAA of fraud, racketeering, invasion of privacy, libel, slander, deceptive business practices, and violations of the Oregon state RICO Act.

Last month, a federal judge dismissed Andersen’s original complaint, saying that she had “not adequately stated claims for relief,” but gave her a one-month window to refile. Her attorney, Lory Lybeck, told Ars that he plans to file a new 80-page complaint tomorrow. “The focus of the amended complaint is essentially the sham litigation and abuse of the federal judiciary to operate this criminal enterprise that has harmed Tanya Andersen and thousands of other people,” Lybeck said.

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2 Responses to “File-sharing lawsuits: not just for coporate douchebags in the record industry!”

  1. Elvis
    March 14, 2008 at 6:52 pm #

    “not adequately stated claims for relief” what a fu*kin’ crock. She shouldn’t have to refile her claim but that’s the way the freakin’ judiciary works. Good Luck Andersen!

  2. lola
    March 22, 2008 at 8:16 am #

    i am SO sick of the infrastructure of this country — set up to protect big business at the expense of the taxpayer.

    time and again it’s been documented that the riaa has LOST money with all these frivolous law suits IN ADDITION to the fact that ARTISTS HAVE YET TO SEE A PENNY.

    bravo to andersen for having the balls to stand up to these whiny little corporate douchebags who, instead of restrategizing their business models, instead of striving to turn out better product…offend, alienate and piss off people who used to be their customers. get a f*cking clue already.