From Good Morning Silicon Valley
when Chan refused to settle on behalf of her daughter, the record companies regrouped and now want to go after the teenager directly — but first they want the court to push Mom aside and appoint a legal guardian in this matter.
Tanya Andersen, a 41-year-old disabled single mother living in Oregon, is not only contesting RIAA allegations of piracy … she’s countersuing
The tactics of the RIAA obscene and bullying. The court document for Tanya’s suit paints an ugly picture (and is one of the most amusing legal documents I’ve ever read)
Settlement Support Center also falsely claimed that Ms. Andersen had â€œbeen viewedâ€ by MediaSentry downloading â€œgangster rapâ€ music at 4:24 a.m. Settlement Support Center also falsely claimed that Ms. Andersen had used the login name â€œgotenkito@kazaa.com.â€ Ms. Andersen does not like â€œgangster rap,â€ does not recognize the name â€œgotenkito,â€ is not awake at 4:24 a.m. and has never downloaded music.
Awareness is the answer to this kind of behavior, of course. The more suits that come forward, the more the record industry will be viewed for what it is- a cowardly greedy monopoly incapable of innovation and doomed to a slow death.