p2pnet news | RIAA news:- Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG have suffered another telling blow to their carefully orchestrated campaign to bend their customers to their wills by suing them.
Oklahoma mother Debbie Foster “proved once again that when the RIAA comes knocking, it pays to slam the door,” p2pnet posted at the beginning of this month.
Now, in a first for RIAA victims, after having used every trick in the legal book to avoid paying Foster’s attornies’ fees, as they’d been ordered to do, the labels’ RIAA has been told to pay her not $55,000, as she’d originally asked, but almost $70,000.
It’s a major triumph for Foster and her lawyer, Marilyn Barringer-Thomson (right), who haven’t wavered in their determination to bring the RIAA to book and make then pay what they owe.
The actual amount is $68,685.23, reports Recording Industry vs The People.
First the parent, then the child
It’s now common practice for the RIAA to first target the parents, and then go after their sons and daughters, and that’s exactly what happened with the Fosters.
Debbie Foster was initially lined up for special attention by the RIAA and its so-called Settlement Centre. Then the Big 4 enforcement unit attacked Foster’s daughter, Amanda.
The same thing happened with Patti Santangelo, Tanya Andersen and other mothers and their children across America, all of whom were, and are, completely innocent of the charges laid against them by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), which accuses them of being “massive online distributors” of copyrighted music, the same charge levelled against the Fosters.
Stay tuned.Slashdot it!
p2pnet – Debbie Foster RIAA hearing, July 4, 2007
Recording Industry vs The People – Judge Awards $68,685.23 in Attorneys Fees Against RIAA in Capitol v. Foster, July 16, 2007
Patti Santangelo – Michelle Santangelo vs the RIAA, July 16, 2007
Tanya Andersen – Tanya Andersen sues the RIAA, June 25, 2007