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.
“Maybe more lawyers will be encouraged to take on these difficult cases as more courts assess fees for the false prosecution of these sham cases,” Lybeck told p2pnet..
In June, “The RIAA have had their chance,” p2pnet posted, going on »»»
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.
Now, they’ve had to come up with a six-figure payment.
And it’s been paid, no further ifs, buts or maybes.
“Together with the $117.03 off accumulated post-judgment interest, the total amount of the $107.951.03 has been fully paid and satisfied by the Judgment Creditors,” says an official document.
“The judgment was entered against Atlantic Recording Corp, Priority Records, Capitol records, UMG Recordings and BMG Music.”
That’s terrific, Tanya, Lory and Ben.
It’ll be interesting to see how the RIAA spinsters try to pass this off as a victory.
Meanwhile, as Recording Industry vs The People’s Ray Beckerman points out, “Phase I of the RIAA’s misguided pursuit of an innocent, disabled Oregon woman, Atlantic v Andersen, has finally drawn to a close.
“There the shoe is on the other foot, and Tanya is the one doing the hunting as she pursues the record companies and their running dogs for malicious prosecution.
“Should be interesting.”
Should be indeed.
Jon Newton – p2pnet
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