p2pnet.net News:- The Big 4 Organized Music cartel’s RIAA abandoned its case against Patti Santangelo, now turning its full attention on two of her children, Michelle, 20, Bobby, 16, accusing them of being illegal distributors of copyrighted music online, the same charges they’d levelled at Patti, but failed to prove.
Accordingly, they’d agreed a discovery schedule with the Santangelo’s pro bono lawyer, Jordan Glass.
It was slated to be wound up in September, 2007, but now out of the blue, the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) is demanding a default judgment, says Recording Industry vs The People.
The Big 4, Warner Music (US), EMI (Britain), Vivendi Universal (France) and Sony BMG (Japan and Germany), are capable of almost any kind of infamy in their efforts to both subjugate their customers and gain total control of how, and by whom, music is distributed online, using legal systems around the world as their means.
It could be said that technically, Michele and Bobby are in default, but having agreed a detailed list of discovery dates, it’s hard to believe the RIAA would suddenly do a total reversal and demand that an immediate ruling be made.
Sharp practice or a mistake? Or is it simply the left hand doesn’t know knowing what the right is doing?
Meanwhile, it’s worth noting Bobby was only 12-13 and Michelle, 15-16 when the infringements, mis-characterised by the RIAA as ‘crimes,’ were supposed to have taken place.
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Recording Industry vs The People – RIAA Moves for Default Judgment Against Patti Santangelo’s Daughter, December 21, 2005
abandoned its case – RIAA drops Santangelo p2p case, October 27, 2006