p2pnet news | RIAA news:- When the RIAA is on the rampage, no one is safe. And the RIAA is always on the rampage, waging an empty and fruitless sue ‘em all war against its masters’ own customers.
In a new chapter to the Marie Lindor saga, another case in which the RIAA seeks to get at the son through the mother, a lawyer representing the Big 4′s so-called trade unit has been accused of ‘sharp practice’.
Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG’s RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) includes New York home health aide Marie Lindor among its many innocent victims accused of being massive online distributors of copyrighted music.
Like so many of them, she’s a computer ignoramus, and readily admits it.
However, again, like so many RIAA victims, she wasn’t the real target: her son, Woody Raymond, was.
Now, the RIAA “has moved to punish” Lindor’s nephew, Gustave Lindor, “for contempt of court, for failing to appear at a scheduled deposition,” says Recording Industry vs The People‘s Ray Beckerman, who’s representing Mrs Lindor.
Says Beckerman in a letter to the court:
I was astonished to receive a July 10th letter from Mr. Gabriel [right] to the court which purports to be a contempt motion, but which seeks relief against the undersigned, requesting an order directing the undersigned to serve as a liaison to Mr. Gustave Lindor.
As Your Honor knows such an order would be without any legal basis whatsoever.
After the default occurred, I indicated to Mr. Gabriel that ‘I had been authorized by my client to act as a middleman in attempting to arrange a mutually convenient date, time, and place for an adjourned deposition, so long as plaintiffs will agree to refrain from seeking to penalize him in any way for his default today.’
Mr. Gabriel turned down my offer, and seeks to penalize Gustave Lindor to the maximum extent possible, but nevertheless seeks an order compelling me act as a liaison in any event.
This is sharp practice indeed.
I have no idea whether Gustave Lindor will be able to find legal representation, or to obtain appointment of a guardian ad litem, which from what I have heard may be appropriate for him, so I will also mention that so much of the motion.
Beckerman and Marie Lindor have retained Dutch P2P technology expert Dr Johan Pouwelse to analyse evidence presented by Dr Doug Jacobson, a self-acclaimed expert in software used to monitor or block p2p file sharing applications.
Jacobson, based in the US, “was hired by Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG’s RIAA to ferret around in a computer hard drive owned by Marie Lindor to show she is all the RIAA claims she is,” says a p2pnet post, going on:
Aged 57, she’s a criminal and a thief, someone who illegally distributed copyrighted music ‘product’ online, according to the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
Pouwelse, based at the Delft University in Holland and a visiting scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has now been hired by Mrs Lindor’s lawyer, Ray Beckerman, to demonstrate conclusively why ‘evidence’ derived by Jacobson during his investigation, isn’t worth a light.
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