p2pnet news view | RIAA News:- They’re nasty. They’re vicious. They’re hookers working for the RIAA.
And they’ll (try to) justify the evil they do to people such as Michigan student Brittany Kruger by saying they’re lawyers so it’s OK: that it’s their duty to do whatever they can to help their clients, the unprincipled representatives of a corporate street gang called the Big 4.
Why do I mention Brittany in particular out of the 40,000 innocent people, including very young children, across America who are being harried and harassed by RIAA hit lawyers, such as those working for Holme Roberts & Owen or, on this occasion, by Matthew E. Krichbaum (right)?
Because she and her father, Randy, have been standing alone against false accusations levelled at her – that she’s an illegal distributor of copyrighted ‘product’ owned by Sony Music, UMG (Vivendi Universal), Elektra, Atlantic, and Warner Bros Records.
Brittany wouldn’t do what she was ordered to do by smiling HRO partner Donald Kelso (below), so now the gang is tuning her up, with Krichbaum on the front end.
If you’re a regular reader and his name seems familiar, it’s because you’ve come across it on p2pnet before when he was acting for the labels against another Brittany who this time, was 14.
“Having already failed once to nail Brittany Chan through her mother, Candy, the Big Music cartel is now going after Britanny again, this time by herself,” I wrote in 2005.
Because its standard operating procedure for Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music to first falsely accuse the parent or parents of being massive illegal online distributors of copyrighted music and once they’ve wrung that dry in the mainstream media, to turn on the children.
Ask Patti Santangelo and two of her children, Michelle and Bobby.
Brittany Chan was only 13 when the labels went after her, and she was a year older when they hired Krichbaum, of Ann Arbour, Michigan, to demand the US District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan appoint a Guardian ad Litem, in other words, an official legal guardian — which she definitely needed with the venal and corrupt labels trying to get her.
‘I’m not a criminal. I’m not a tough person. I cry almost every night …’
“My name is Brittany Kruger,” she said in a letter to p2pnet. “I’m not a criminal. I’m not a tough person. I cry almost every night these days, and I’m scared to death of what is going to happen to me in the future.”
Now Brittany and her father, Randy, desperately need a pro bono lawyer because they’ve been standing by themselves against the multi-billion-dollar corporate music industry.
And now the Big 4 have raised their trumped up charges against Brittany because she refused to cave in to demands that she ‘settle’.
At the beginning of April Brittany had a nice letter from Kelso.
It told her she had 14 days to pay for false corporate music industry copyright infringement claims with disgraced RIAA private eye MediaSentry, fired by the Big 4 late last year, providing the ‘facts’.
When she received the letter, the labels cited eight songs.
Now, through Krichbaum, they’ve more than doubled the number, naming 20 tunes and going for “statutory damages” which, at this point, could be as high as $150,000 for each song, costs and lawyers’ fees which by themselves would be enough to financially cripple the Krugers.
“This looks like punishment for resisting,” Brittany’s father, Randy, told p2pnet.
It does, doesn’t it.
Jon Newton – p2pnet
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