Friday, June 26, 2009

RIAA Settles Suit Against Luddite

In an action brought against Mavis Roy for sharing music online, RIAA member Universal Music Group was forced to settle because Ms. Roy did not even have a computer at the time of the alleged infractions.

The label dropped its case after evidence provided by anti-piracy snooping firm MediaSentry was successfully challenged by the defense's expert witness Dr. Sergey Bratus. Among other key problems with the data, the defense pointed out that Roy didn't own a computer at all at the time of the supposed infringement and that it wasn't until a letter appeared that she was aware of any possible action.

Somebody is probably losing their job for this!

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