p2pnet news | RIAA News:- Not so long ago Tanya Andersen was an ordinary Oregon mother with a young daughter, Kylee.
A former legal worker, she was living on a medical disability pension.
Then her world suddenly collapsed.
She’d been marked out for special attention by Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG’s RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
“You take all of life’s everyday stresses, emergencies, regular responsibilities, ups and down’s,” she told p2pnet, then, “add a huge lawsuit to it that turns your life upside down.
“It gnaws at your life every single day.
“You wonder if it will ever end.”
That was three years ago and today’s she’s still an ordinary mum, but there’s a difference.
Today Kylee is 10 and now, literally millions of people around the world know her name, and her mother’s. Because Tanya Andersen fought back, never giving in to the Big Music bully organisation.
She stood up to the multi-billion-dollar Big 4 and their ruthless legal attack dogs, charging negligence, fraud and misrepresentation, racketeering and corruption, abuse of the legal process, malicious prosecution, outrage and intention to inflict emotional distress, computer fraud and abuse, trespass, invasion of privacy, libel and slander, deceptive business practices, misuse of copyright laws, and civil conspiracy.
Today, after what amounted to a detailed briefing by federal judge Anna Brown, she re-refiled against the RIAA in what will become a milestone in the RIAA sue ‘em all terror campaign.
“Judge Brown clearly directed that she would not tolerate any further delay from the RIAA, commenting that there had already been too much delay and warning the RIAA lawyers that no more pleading motions would be allowed,” Lybeck said on Monday.
“Judge Brown is one of a growing number of federal judges who ‘get’s it’.
“At the hearing, she asked very astute questions, gave very clear direction and was very specific in how she wants Ms Andersen’s complaint re-pleaded. She understands that Ms Andersen’s complaint is based on the obvious fact that the RIAA lawsuits are a sham and are part of a very large and well organized criminal enterprise.”
‘ …flawed and illegal sham litigation enterprise’
As with so many of the cases launched by the RIAA against the Big 4′s own customers, of whom Andersen was one, the RIAA has been prevaricating, stalling, stone-walling.
But that’s done.
“Ms Andersen is very anxious to finally be able to conduct discovery after her case was delayed nearly a year,” Lybeck told p2pnet today.
“The discovery will disclose the serious harm that the RIAA has inflicted on the American public and the courts for the last five years as a result of their flawed and illegal sham litigation enterprise.”
He went on >>>
The tax dollars wasted by clogging the federal courts with tens of thousands of “spam like” lawsuits is itself outrageous.
Ms Andersen is fortunate that Judge Anna Brown is very familiar with the history of this and other RIAA cases and will not stand for the RIAA’s usual tactics of delay.
In the next few months the secrecy that has allowed the RIAA to wage its campaign of harassment may finally be lifted. Judge Brown has ordered that discovery will occur and on her schedule.
We are very pleased to finally have an opportunity to move Ms Andersen’s case and the class action forward.
Definitely stay tuned.
Jon Newton – p2pnet
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