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RIAA sues 12 year old girl for file sharing

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posted on Sep, 9 2003 @ 07:53 PM
R.I.A.A. Plan B:

Sue the 12 year old girl, who would have been intelligent enough to heed the warnings, AND enjoin her 9-year old brother AND the mother AND the mother's nurse placement agency as accessories after the fact, and if it is shown that the mother permitted the daughter to infringe knowingly on intellectual property rights, then as a deterrent to other mothers, sue the pants off the mother's mother for rasing such a dumb daughter.

R.I.A.A. would win that one.


posted on Sep, 9 2003 @ 08:09 PM
IN another thread i said now major media would have the balls to go against them i was almost proven wrong this morgning. On abc they had the RIAA chairman on and whoever does good morning america wa slike "you are sueing a 12 year old" and went alil harder than i thought he would. WE all need to send teh story about the guys who were sent to jail to all of our local tv channels and to the national press and demand they give it some airtime it might very well happen due to the popularity of the topic

posted on Sep, 9 2003 @ 09:18 PM

Originally posted by James the Lesser
Second, RIAA is screwed blued and tatooed with an Idiot stamp for good. A 12 year old? What next? A black albino blind deaf mute with no arms or legs being sued by a bowling pin making company because he looks and acts to much like a bowling pin?

seriously. I'm waiting for them to sue an 8 year old boy scout with Down's syndrome and a convent full of nuns. this whole thing could be a public relations study in how NOT to do things.

posted on Sep, 9 2003 @ 09:53 PM

Girl, 12, Settles Piracy Suit for $2,000

Time to beat their #ing asses!!!

posted on Sep, 9 2003 @ 09:56 PM

Originally posted by TheBandit795
Girl, 12, Settles Piracy Suit for $2,000

"Are you headed to junior high schools to round up the usual suspects?" Durbin asked RIAA President Cary Sherman during a Senate Judiciary hearing.

from the article posted above.
we can only hope the damage done to the RIAA's image in this debacle sticks in people's minds.

posted on Sep, 9 2003 @ 09:57 PM
OK you know that there is some under the table action goin on. They filed this like yesterday. They paid em off I know it no mom would just thrown 2000 that quick. Just think how would they be able to contact RIAA the RIAA must have contacted em. The RIAA knew they didnt want this to end up in court and they knew the defence would throw that girl on the stand. WEll if you here of a 17 guy beign charged i promise i will not settle

posted on Sep, 9 2003 @ 10:24 PM
The head of the RIAA better pray to God that he doesn't decide to take a vacation to puerto rico because I will find him and I will break my foot in his A$$!!!

posted on Sep, 9 2003 @ 10:27 PM
Well, like I said, the RIAA could have gone for a whole lot more...

posted on Sep, 9 2003 @ 10:31 PM
One more time...

Would this be a good time for a


posted on Sep, 9 2003 @ 10:32 PM

Originally posted by dragonrider
One more time...

Would this be a good time for a


HELL YEAH!! Im all for it. Lets Boycott these sons of

posted on Sep, 9 2003 @ 11:10 PM
Absolutely....SCREW THE RIAA!!!! BOYCOTT!!!!

Thought: Did anyone else notice the differences between the two stories of the same 12 year old girl that got sued? In the first story, the girl and her mother defended themselves and the mother scoffed at the RIAA's allegations.....but in the second story posted in this thread they had a dramatic change in attitude. How the hell did that happen?

posted on Sep, 9 2003 @ 11:16 PM
Mark this day down as the day the RIAA backlash began in earnest. When Senators & Congressmen start having 12 year olds and grandfathers sued over downloading music, they will put a stop to these malicious lawsuits by the RIAA. The RIAA's tactics are disgraceful.

Then again........

They, Senators and Congressmen, created this opportunity, and I highly doubt it can or will be stopped by congress. No dem will vote against the trail attorneys on this one and it's too easy to buy off enough Republicans to kill this type of legistlation. Only big media could force their hand by actively campaigning and reporting in favor of it over a period of months. But this isn't going to happen because the media doesn't shoot it's own.

Remember, the current laws of our land essentially allow the creative arts to be held in perpetuity. And this is a situation which is far removed from our founders intent and certainly is the result of years campaign contributions. As one poster said, the genie is out of the bottle, but he still works for the RIAA.

The United States Constitution
Article 1 (The Legislative Branch)
Section 8 (Scope of Legislative Power)
...To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;...

I agree....The Recording Industry Association of America should feel the effects of an all out boycott immediately!


posted on Sep, 9 2003 @ 11:36 PM

posted on Sep, 10 2003 @ 06:45 AM
Someone asked about the fee her mom paid?

Kazaa Gold Premium Instant Download $29.95

Find out which albums to boycott....

What is RIAA Radar?
The RIAA Radar is a tool that music consumers can use to easily and instantly distinguish whether an album was released by a member of the Recording Industry Association of America.


Ban the RIAA from your website

Techfocus seem to have started a movement. Their idea? Ban the RIAA from our sites to show our disgust with the tactics they're using to stop music sharing. And Techfocus has also supplied an htaccess file that does just that. All you've got to do is upload it to your site.

[Edited on 10-9-2003 by Satyr]

posted on Sep, 10 2003 @ 02:33 PM

Originally posted by dragonrider
One more time...

Would this be a good time for a


Well, I pretty much started my Boycott as soon as Metallica sued Napster. That was enough for me to go on a downloading rampage, and since then I have only bought albums by little known, poor bands. I won't stop, ever, because they've been taking everyones cash for long enough, it's high time they dropped their prices and they don't give a #, they still want more.


But the RIAA won't touch me, because I'm not there a Brittish equivelant?

posted on Sep, 10 2003 @ 03:36 PM

Without meaning to strike fear into your heart, copyright is copyright and just because you are not in the heartland of the RIAA makes you exempt from nothing, RIAA or otherwise.

BTW, I am not backing up any of the ludicrous actions of the RIAA in my posts here, but just getting people to do a reality check.

The RIAA could have screwed the mother-daughter download tag team for a lot more, but secured US$2000. That seems to have had a decent deterrent effect based on some of the posts here. Boycotting is an interesting position, but not widespread.

posted on Sep, 10 2003 @ 04:26 PM
So MA, your saying that the RIAA will sue me from overseas? Those darn rascals, I should chew their balls with butter.

Well, I for one am not giving in. I want my music free occasionaly, and I want it from Kazaa. Any attempt to take me to court will result in a long drawn out case that will kill us both (financially). Hopefully. Then I seel my story for the legal costs and watch RIAA slide down the plughole. Well, thats the ideal situation......BUT I'M STILL GOING TO DOWNLOAD SONGS YOU BASTARDS!

Ahhh......thanks for the info MA

posted on Sep, 10 2003 @ 06:51 PM
You must have an endless supply of money?

posted on Sep, 12 2003 @ 01:55 PM
Industry Group Pays Child's RIAA Fine

Pick pirates more carefully, peer-to-peer organization tells music labels.

Linda Rosencrance, Computerworld
Thursday, September 11, 2003

P2P United, a newly formed industry trade association, says it will pay the $2000 fine imposed on 12-year-old Brianna LaHara by the recording industry for illegally downloading music from the Internet. The fine was the result of a settlement reached Tuesday between the Recording Industry Association of America and the girl's single mother.

RIAA Derided
But the executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based P2P United, Adam Eisgrau, says the RIAA should pick on someone its own size, not a little girl who downloaded songs like "If You're Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands."

He is also calling on the RIAA to abandon its campaign and stop going after children and grandparents--one RIAA target is a 71-year-old grandfather. Eisgrau contends the RIAA is taking its legal action because it fears technology and is unable to embrace it.

The RIAA couldn't be reached for comment.

posted on Sep, 12 2003 @ 02:01 PM
Hehe, the RIAA has no real control in Britain. But we do have a BPI. But they are not taking action
They are just trying to 'educate' users.

How low can you get, sueing a little girl out of her pocket money.

This deserves my very first use of the mad emoticon

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