p2pnet news | RIAA News:- I’ve never been able to find an accurate, and up-to-date, list of the number of people who’ve been on the receiving end of subpoenas from Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG and their RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
Most mainstream media reports, including some of the major blogs, seem to peg it at around 20,000.
The last more or less accurate figure we had for RIAA victims was a little more than 19,000, we posted in 2007. But, Assuming they`ve been keeping up the same pace of approximately 700 new suits each month, the RIAA should be closing in on 30,000 lawsuits by now, senior EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) attorney Fred von Lohmann told p2pnet.
By the beginning of this year the RIAA had turned his attentions to universities across America, firing subpoenas and students with administrations acting as corporate copyright cops in all too many instances, and by now, the number of men, women and children in the US who’ve been on the wrong end of subpoenas must be close to the 40,000 mark, if not more.
A subpoenae is a document, not a court case, but the RIAA have been able to use these pieces of paper to imply thousands of people have been found ‘guilty’ of the non-existent ‘crime’ file of sharing.
In fact, the offence, if indeed there is one, is copyright infringement. And it’s a civil, not criminal, matter.
Moreover, only one person has actually appeared in a civil court and the decision on even that case is now very much open to doubt.
Tens of millions of Americans share music with each other every year, but only 40,000 (if indeed that is the number) have been on the wrong end of RIAA subpoenas.
However, these men, women and even children have been effectively prosecuted in the mainstream media and their lives made miserable without them ever having been found guilty of anything, let alone file sharing, in a court of law: guilty with no chance of proving themselves innocent.
They’re all ordinary people completely without the ability to defend themselves against the charges and they’ve suffered because they’ve been accused of being massive illegal online distributors of copyrighted ‘product’.
The labels claim when someone shares music with someone else, it’s exactly the same as if they’d walked into a store and shoplifted a CD.
The contention is patently ridiculous, but it’s swallowed hook, line and sinker by the mainstream media, who report it as though it’s fact.
p2pnet has written about the number of the file sharing cases but Tanya Andersen’s stands out as an example of what can be achieved against the multi-billion-dollar labels.
Below is a digest, by no means complete, of p2pnet stories featuring her and her lawyer, Lory Lybeck, as they fought, and continue to fight, Vivendi Universal (France), Sony BMG (Japan and Germany), EMI (Britain), and Warner Music (US).
At the time of writing, the two are struggling to force the RIAA adhere to a court decision which stipulates the Big 4 enforcer must pay them $108,000.
Jon Newton – p2pnet
The `We`re Not Taking Any More` club
September 17th, 2005
An unusual, extremely expensive, international online club is starting to form.
Its first member was Patti Santangelo, a single New York mother of five.
Next came Dawnell Leadbetter, another single mother, this time from the Seattle area. If you`re a regular p2pnet reader, you`ll recognize both of the above names.
The third member was someone you haven`t met before: Tanya Andersen (right), a single mother who`s also living in Oregon and who`s seriously disabled with a painful medical condition. She and her eight-year-old daughter get by on social security payments.
By now, you`ll have probably guessed the club members are all women being brutally victimized by EMI, Universal, Warner and Sony BMG, the huge, multi-billion-dollar record label cartel that`s using its immense financial and political weight and deep, dark connections to law enforcement agencies in a bizarre marketing scheme.
Instead of wooing customers, it`s suing them and so far, it`s clocked up close to 14,000 people.
But the significance of the three women isn`t that they`re among the unfortunate victims.
Rather, they stand out because they`re standing up, defying the Mafia-like labels and their teams of hired legal thugs who work through `Settlement Centers` which aim to terrorize people into paying `fees` which usually start out at $7,500 to be `negotiated` down to around $3,500.
Do you think the superlatives victimize, brutal, terrorize and bizarre are too strong?
Victim sues RIAA under RICO Act
October 2nd, 2005
I just read your `We`re Not Taking It Anymore` Club article on p2pnet.net, emailed Anna. I`ve never been sued by RIAA, but I do feel strongly against their actions.
She suggested the RICO (Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization) might be a way to go, continuing, Don`t laugh. It`s a very potent law. It was originally created to battle the Mafiosi, but it has been recently used to file suits against insurance companies (by the medical associations), corrupt moving companies, and even against `quackbusters.` Google it; it gets to be interesting reading.
I believe that what the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) is doing is racketeering and harassment. I think a creative lawyer could possibly go to town on this. If they get maybe 15 or 20 people who have been unjustifiably sued by RIAA, I`m sure they`ll have a strong case.Ã¯¿½
Now, in what could be the beginning of the end for the Big Music cartel`s vicious sue `em all marketing campaign, RIAA victim Tanya Andersen (upper right) has just counter-sued the RIAA for Oregon RICO violations, fraud, invasion of privacy, abuse of process, electronic trespass, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, negligent misrepresentation, the tort of outrage, and deceptive business practices, says Recording Industry vs The People.
Andersen, 42, a disabled mother, lives alone with her eight-year-old daughter. The two exist on government disability payments.
She`s demanding a trial by jury and she`s one of a growing number of people who have had enough of the blatant terror tactics being used by the entertainment and software cartels.
Represented by Lory Lybeck of Lybeck Murphy in Oregon, Andersen decided she wasn`t going to be bullied into paying an extortionate charge to a blackmail centre acting for the Big Four record label cartel.
p2pnet talks to Tanya Andersen
March 21st, 2006
Some 18,000 innocent men, women and children have been quite literally terrorized by the Big Four Organized Music cartel`s RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). Thanks to the unrelenting, multi-million-dollar Big Four anti-p2p campaign, they`ve been held up as as thieves and criminals by the corporate media corps.
Yet nothing has been stolen, no money has changed hands, not one of the 18,000 has ever been found guilt of anything, and the unimaginably rich Warner Music, Vivendi Universal, EMI and Sony BMG have never been able to uphold their claims that they`re being devastated by file sharers. Nor have they ever been able to substantiate their assertions that a file shared equals a sale lost. Like Patti Santangelo, Tanya Andersen is a single mother who`s being accused of the wholly fabricated charge of criminal file sharing.
Santangelo is refusing to admit she`s shared even one file and will be the first person to challenge the labels in an open court before a jury.
Andersen, who`s laid RICO (Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization) allegations of her own against the RIAA, also flatly denies its charges and since early last year, has been trying to get the labels to check her hard-drive as proof. The Big Four `trade` organization didn`t want to know. Period. But suddenly, it decided it did, after all, require access to her hard-drive
Meanwhile, Andersen used to buy music through BMG, but dropped the service when she was sued.
Now, in this Q&A with p2pnet, she describes how BMG Music asked her to return to the fold because she`d been, such a great customer. They also promised her a free CD if she`d sign up again.
I think it`s sad that all the beautiful and hard work of artists is being tarnished by these lawsuits, she told p2pnet.
Tanya ups the ante in RIAA case - Andersen v the Big 4
April 25th, 2007
There`s never been any question of Tanya Andersen, an Oregon mother who lives on a medical pension, or her lawyer, Lory Lybeck, rolling over for Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG`s RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
The RIAA has been pushing her since Day One of its attempt to get her to settle out of court after it wrongly accused her of illegally distributing copyrighted music online.
Her disability forced her to quit her job and she was on the verge of returning to work when the RIAA went after her and, of the many and various case the RIAA has brought against alleged file sharing victims, this has to be one of the most transparently egregious.
There`s no question that Andersen has infringed anyone`s copyright, the non-existent civil `crime` she`s accused of.
It`s established procedure for the RIAA to first attack a parent or parents, knowing full well there`s no real case for them to answer, later turning on their real targets, the children of the family.
None of the RIAA victims have the financial or legal resources to match those of the RIAA, and it knows that, hoping its victims will therefore settle out of court for something they didn`t do.
And not one of the people who`ve refused to pay the extortion – the majority – has yet been before a judge or a jury.
In the Andersen case, there isn`t even a teenager to go after, not that that matters to the RIAA which has attacked children as young as 12.
So the RIAA singled out Andersen`s daughter, Kylee, who`s only 10, for special attention.
Tanya, `gotenkito` and the RIAA - Read it and weep
April 26th, 2007
Yesterday we highlighted the continuing RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) attack on Tanya Andersen, a disabled Oregon mother with a 10-year-old daughter named Kylee.
Tanya is accused of being one of those thieving, file sharing criminals the RIAA says are costing its masters, Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG, vast amounts of money in lost revenues, and it wanted to grill Kylee in the hope it`ll be able to get something out of her which`ll incriminate her mother.
However, as she`s said from the beginning, Andersen hasn`t done anything, let alone infringe someone`s copyright, the real nature of the alleged offence wrongly and incorrectly called a `crime`.
According to the RIAA, Andersen is/was also gotenkito (firstname.lastname@example.org), an avid rapp lover who was out of bed well before the crack of dawn, illegally distributing music online.
`Who`s gotenkito?` – Andersen wondered. `Because it sure isn`t me.`
So she googled it and within five minutes, found someone calling himself `gotenkito`, hailing from near-by Washington state. Not only that, he admitted downloading entertainment content.
Andersen had never heard of him and she told the RIAA about her discovery, begging them to investigate.
But the RIAA didn`t want to know.
Tanya Andersen beats the RIAA - Another victory against the Big 4
June 5th, 2007
The RIAA has finally dismissed my case with prejudice! My counterclaims, however, are not dismissed, and I`m still fighting for those. They just stand on their own now. Plus, I can go after attorney fees and costs. It seems like this has taken forever ..what a relief! Anyway, I just wanted you to know.
The email was from Oregon mother Tanya Andersen. She and her 10-year-old daughter, Kylee, have been continuously persecuted by EMI (Britain), Vivendi Universal (France), Sony BMG (Japan and Germany) and Warner Music (US) in one of the worst of the many examples of Big 4 victimisation of innocent people, including very young children.
Behind the vicious attacks on this single mother is the RIAA, short for Recording Industry Association of America, grossly misnamed because only Warner is actually American, and it`s run by Canadian.
I lived a nightmare: RIAA victim - Tanya Andersen
June 14th, 2007
Big Music has a string of agencies strategically sited around the world. With names such as the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), BPI (British Phonographic Industry), IFPI (International Federation of Phonographic Industry), ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association of America), CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association of America) and so on, they purport to be looking after the interests of the hundreds of record labels.
But to all intents and purposes, they`re the exclusive properties of four multi-billion-dollar mega companies which rule the corporate music industry with an iron hand.
They are EMI (Britain), Vivendi Universal (France), Sony BMG (Japan and Germany) and Warner Music (US) and their so-called trade associations are in fact vicious enforcement outfits whose principal job is to make sure `consumers` consume, consume, consume, rigidly toeing the corporate line as they do so.
To make sure that happens without halt, the Big 4 are using the international law courts to terrorise innocent people such as Tanya Andersen and her daughter, Kylee (right), to make their point.
Andersen and her lawyer, Lory Lybeck, recently joined the ranks of former RIAA victims who`d forced the Big 4 enforcer to scurry off, tail between its legs.
But before that happened, It was a living nightmare, she told me.
Tanya Andersen sues the RIAA - Malicious prosecution
June 25th, 2007
Tanya Andersen, a disabled Oregon mother, and her 10-year-old daughter, Kylee, have for the last three years been living a nightmare, thanks to Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG`s RIAA.
But now Andersen is turning the tables on the Big 4 enforcer, going after it and other intimidation units for malicious prosecution.
She`s suing Atlantic Recording Corporation, Priority Records, Capitol Records, UMG Recordings, and BMG Music; the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America); MediaSentry owner Safenet; and, Settlement Support Center, says Recording Industry vs The People.
They made life horrible and did a lot of damage, she told p2pnet. People need to fight back. It`s really wrong they can abuse their power like this. It was three years – two years for the lawsuit and a year when they were harassing me. It was horrible.
It`s really important for me to tell people what they`ve done and I`m really thankful that I`m able to do that.
Tanya Andersen v RIAA gains strength - ‘What shall we DO?’
August 31st, 2007
As p2pnet pointed out yesterday, the story of how Tanya Andersen turned the tables on Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG`s RIAA has captured the attention of both the on and off-line media.
Andersen, who`s living on a disablement pension in Oregon, is suing the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) in a class action.
The Big 4 enforcement unit went after not only Andersen, but also Kylee, her 10-year-old daughter.
The latest mainstream media report of Andersen`s lawsuit, first revealed by p2pnet, is in Hollywood newspaper Variety.
If the court grants that status, the RIAA could be facing a losing proposition because class-action suits can be extremely risky for defendants, in this case creating the potential for a big payout by the music labels, says the story, quoting Ronnie London, an attorney versed in class-action law, as saying:
If class action is certified, it`s more likely that the record companies would settle.
RIAA says No to Tanya Andersen - Wants complaint dismissed
September 17th, 2007
Last month an Oregon woman, victimized by the RIAA for two years, retaliated by bringing a class action for fraud, RICO, malicious prosecution, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, misuse of copyright law, civil conspiracy, and other assorted wrongs, against the record companies, the RIAA, and their investigators, and their `enforcers`, in Andersen v Atlantic.
The opening gambit of the record companies, the RIAA, and Settlement Support Center LLC, all of whom are being represented by the same law firm, has been to file a motion to dismiss Ms Andersen`s complaint.
New win for Tanya Andersen against RIAA - Awarded lawyers’ fees
January 17th, 2008
It`s another win for Tanya Andersen, the disabled Oregon mother who refused to be terrorised into submission by the multi-billion-dollar Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG and their RIAA.
The story of her fight against the Big 4 labels reads like a story â- a horror story.
She`s pictured on the right with her lawyer, Lory Lybeck. Together, the two have fought the RIAA to a stand-still.
RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) heavies tried to frighten her into agreeing to extortion, as the labels called their phoney `settlement` deals, even targeting Kylee, her ten-year-old daughter.
“The RIAA has finally dismissed my case with prejudice!” – Andersen emailed p2pnet ….
Tanya Andersen RIAA complaint dismissed - Resubmit within 30 days
February 22nd, 2008
Oregon mother Tanya Andersen has been fighting Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG`s RIAA ever since she was wrongly accused of being a massive online illegal distributor of copyrighted music files in 2005.
What she and her 10-year-old, Kylee, have had to suffer at the hands of the highly paid Big 4 legal teams would make a movie.
Except no one would believe it.
Andersen, who`s disabled, has refused to cave in, suing the RIAA for alleged 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.
However, federal judge Anna Brown has dismissed Andersen`s complaint, asking her to resubmit it within 30 days, going into more detail on which specific laws the RIAA and MediaSentry are said to have violated.
Tanya Andersen takes the RIAA head-on - Milestone in RIAA campaign
March 14th, 2008
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.
The RIAA vs Tanya Andersen story - Killing Dolphins
March 17th, 2008
Not so long ago Tanya Andersen was an ordinary Oregon mother with a young daughter, Kylee, I posted a few days ago, going on >>>
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).
Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG have for five years been getting away with the vicious and non-stop persecution of their own customers in a fruitless effort to force them to become compliant consumers; and, to gain control of how, and by whom, music is distributed online.
Using their RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) as a blunt weapon, they tried to hammer Andersen into confessing to `crimes` she`d never committed, and although they knew full well she was ill and living on a medical disability pension, they nonetheless tried to extort thousands of dollars from her.
The lengths the Big 4 and their RIAA have gone to in their efforts to beat her into submission are truly unbelievable but fortunately for her, she was able to gain the services of local lawyer Lory Lybeck, whose dogged determination has kept her case from foundering and whose support has, quite possibly, helped to keep Andersen out of hospital.
Below is his blow-by-blow description of exactly how the RIAA went about trying to terrorise Andersen, even stooping so low as to use her at the time seven-year-old daughter, Kylee, as a weapon against her.
It`s necessarily repetitious, but nonetheless makes fascinating, if horrifying, reading.
RIAA puts a price on Tanya Andersen`s suffering - — and it’s a mockery
March 25th, 2008
Are RIAA victims who beat the Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG copyright cop entitled to legal fees? – p2pnet asked earlier today, going on, that`s what a San Antonio man wants to know. A little later, Debbie Foster and Tanya Andersen can tell you all about trying to get money you`re owed out of the RIAA, we said, adding, Exactly how much she`s [Tanya] owed has yet to be decided, and even then she`ll have to get it out of the Big 4 enforcer.
But now we know.
If Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG`s RIAA have their way, the amount awarded will be derisory â- the equivalent of nickels and and dimes. And she`ll have to fight tooth and nail even for that.
In another post, I find it interesting that you choose to vilify Mr Gabriel for the amount he earns, said a p2pnet Reader`s Write. $375 is by no means an unusual rate for a senior, or even mid-level, attorney and many are paid far more than that, particularly those who work within the entertainment industries. Lawyers are paid for their expertise and for using their knowledge to represent their clients to the very best of their abilities. It`s as simple as that.
It was in response to a story observing Holme Robert & Owen, the RIAA`s current legal gun-slingers, were, trying to weasel $513 out of RIAA victim Michelle Santangelo and her brother, Bobby, for processing paperwork. We went on that Gabriel (right) is a primary RIAA out-sourced attack lawyer, saying he`s front and centre, in more than just a few of the cases and the proceeds from a good week`s work for him would be enough to settle claims lodged against one or two of his victims.
Andersen is represented Lory Lybeck, and Gabriel and colleague William R. Patton are acting for the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) in a bid to make sure Lybeck, who`s exemplary work has left Gabiriel, et al, choking in the dust, doesn`t, in effect, get paid.
Lybeck is, says Gabriel in an official document, asking the court apply a multiplier of two, citing, in a conclusory manner, substantial risks of pursuing this case, the significant time, money and resources spent by her attorneys, and the novelty and complexity of the issues in this case as grounds for her request.
Put another way, Andersen is asking for about $300,000, says Recording Industry vs The People. But she should be awarded a paltry $30,099, maintains Gabriel.
RIAA, Tanya Andersen: 3rd amended complaint - Delay, delay, delay
April 18th, 2008
Lawyers working with RIAA victim Tanya Andersen have just filed their third amended complaint in what`s becoming the seminal Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG case as they and their RIAA continue their mission to hunt down and sue their own customers into becoming compliant consumers.
Andersen and her attorneys, Lory Lybeck and Ben Justus, have so far kept the labels and their legal attack dogs at bay.
Now they`ve further streamlined their case, focusing on the racketeering and corruption, abuse of the legal process, wrongful civil prosecution, deceptive business practices, negligence, fraud, and civil conspiracy components.
Last month, Andersen re-refiled after what amounted to a detailed briefing by federal judge Anna Brown.
However, one of the facets of this and all RIAA cases is delay, delay, delay.
Lybeck is still waiting for his corporate music industry opposite numbers to supply documents and other information which should have provided long ago. To keep moving ahead with discovery in view of the court`s instructions, they`ve dropped certain class action claims which depend on still-missing RIAA data.
The court has explained the components which have been dropped can be re-entered once the RIAA material is in hand.
Business Week on RIAA vs Tanya Andersen - ‘Does she look like a pirate?’
April 25th, 200
Anyone who still believes Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG`s RIAA is effective is clearly living on a desert island without radio, newspaper or TV, or a Net connection.
The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) started its bizarre sue `em all marketing campaign back in 2003, soon claiming it was making a significant impact on the P2P filesharing community.
In fact, nothing could have been further from the truth. The opposite was then, and is still today, true with millions of new P2P enthusiasts logging on almost by the hour.
But that hasn`t stopped the Big 4 extortion outfit from attacking helpless men, women and children across America, accusing them of being massive distributors of copyrighted corporate `product`.
One such was Tanya Andersen, a disabled Oregon mother with absolutely no clue about file sharing. And worse, the RIAA even targeted her daughter, Kylee, who was only seven when so-called RIAA investigators first turned up on her doorstep.
But she didn`t cave in. She and her lawyers, Lory Lybeck and Ben Justus, have fought the multi-billion-dollar labels to a dead halt and Andersen has gone from being a supposedly helpless RIAA victim to the Big 4 organised music cartel`s worst nightmare, and a couple of weeks ago she was telling me she`d been interviewed by Business Week.
It wasn`t that long ago that no one in the mainstream media was willing to pay any attention to the victims, instead parroting just about every piece of garbage the RIAA cared to trot out.
But that, too, has changed, with more and more members of the corporate press carrying the other side of the story.
Today, go here, Andersen said in an email.
Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG`s RIAA fervently wish victim-turned-nemesis Tanya Andersen would disappear into the sunset.
But unfortunately for the Big 4 extortion unit, that isn`t going to happen.
The shoe is now on the other foot.
The recent subject of a major Business Week article, Andersen, a disabled Oregon mother whom the RIAA sought to terrify into agreeing to out-of-court blackmail, is determined to make the labels and their so-called trade association literally and figuratively pay for what they`ve done to her.
She and her lawyer, Lory Lybeck, have now filed their fourth amended complaint.
Tanya Andersen awarded $108,000 - Latest RIAA triumph
May 15th, 2008
RIAA nemesis Tanya Andersen has achieved another milestone victory.
She fought Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG`s RIAA to a standstill, forcing it to drop its spurious file sharing case against her, and now an Oregon court has awarded her close to $108,000 in fees and costs.
The amount, the highest ever, also signals what is in effect a default victory for other lawyers representing RIAA victims.
It means they now know they`ll be able to proceed with counterclaims bolstered by the knowledge they`ll be paid their work.
This will assist in levelling the playing field in other cases, Andersen`s lawyer, Lory Lybeck, told p2pnet.
It`s also only the second time these kinds of fees and costs, which count for up to July 1 last year, have been awarded, he says.
RIAA response to Tanya Andersen: Who? Us? - Deny, deny, deny
May 23rd, 2008
That`s the basic RIAA response to Tanya Andersen whose fourth submission in her malicious prosecution class action against Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG`s RIAA, and various other elements of the Big 4 attack force, has now been accepted.
Answers filed by defendants in Andersen v. Atlantic class action, says Recording Industry vs The People, simply, going on:
In the Oregon class action against the RIAA and its codefendants, Andersen v. Atlantic, the defendants have filed their answers to the complaint.
Pay Tanya Andersen $108,000, judge orders RIAA - Wriggling and writhing
June 25th, 2008
The RIAA have had their chance.
Now it`s Tanya`s turn.
p2pnet posted that towards the end of last month, the subject being efforts exerted by Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG`s RIAA to avoid paying Tanya â- Tanya Andersen, the Oregon mother who, with her lawyers Lory Lybeck and Ben Justus, has the Big 4 and their attack dog in full retreat â- the money they owe her.
Following years of vicious and unmitigated attacks by the RIAA and its cohorts, John V. Acosta awarded her nearly $108,000 in fees and costs,.
But Pay? No Way! – says the RIAA.
The RIAA tried to dime her down to $30,000, but that didn`t work.
So they tried $60,000.
That didn`t work either and now judge A. Redden has affirmed the Acosta award.
RIAA pays Tanyan Andersen $107,951
August 14th, 2008
Another huge hole has appeared in Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG`s s(t)inking ship, the SS Sue `Em All.
And it`s well below the water-line.
Nor is the rapidly foundering merchant vessel MediaSentry looking too good.
Single mum Tanya Andersen and her daughter, Kylee, have come to epitomize the victims of the Big 4`s RIAA as the labels continue to pursue their hopeless course of trying to sue consumers around the world into buying their formulaic, cookie-cutter `product`.
She and her lawyers, Lory Lybeck and Ben Justus, beat the labels and their enforcer to a standstill, and a judge ordered them to pay the price.
Now the Big 4 have been forced to come through.
Word of Tanya Andersen RIAA triumph spreads
August 14th, 2008
Thanks to the Net, word of the RIAA`s defeat at the hands of the disabled Oregon mother is spreading like wild fire.
Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG`s RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) tried to claim she was the massive (and illegal) online distributor of copyrighted `product`.
But the mother, Tanya Andersen, and her lawyers, Lory Lybeck (right) and Ben Justus, fought back from day one, proving RIAA victims don`t just have to sit there and take it, and that lawyers representing them don`t have to do so out of their own pockets.
Yesterday, p2pnet ran the first post on the fact the RIAA had actually paid up to the tune of almost $180,000.
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