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Peer to peer related lawsuits are continuing to be filed by RIAA against pretty much anyone it stumbles upon. A defendant in such a lawsuit usually receives an offer to settle as RIAA counts on defendant's fear of paying even more pushing them to choose settlement as the lesser of two financial troubles. Many have already fallen to this fear being afraid to challenge RIAA, but as it turns out, RIAA can easily be challenged because there is a good deal of evidence that goes in favor the defendant and contrary to RIAA's interests.

As quoted by p2pnet, Anders Bylund said in a recent Motley Fool article:


I didn't think I would see the day when I would read a news about something like this, but here we go. The Pirate Bay, an organization which is actually openly and proudly sharing music and other content without authorization is suing the major entertainment cartels whose content they are illegally sharing.

"The Pirate Bay is normally on the wrong end [of] the entertainment cartels lawsuits. But now is decided to take the initiative against its accusers."

As quoted, on their blog they say: "Thanks to the email-leakage from MediaDefender-Defenders we now have proof of the things we’ve been suspecting for a long time; the big record and movie labels are paying professional hackers, saboteurs and ddosers to destroy our trackers." -- Read more


"In cases which should by rights have been initiated by the Bush government on behalf of innocent families across America, falsely attacked by Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG, RIAA victims Tanya Andersen and Michelle Santangelo are determined to make the Big 4, as well as companies involved in the sue ‘em all morass, pay, literally and figuratively, for the distress they’ve caused and are still causing."

"In a request for class action status which, if and when successful, will ultimately include every one of the 30,000 or so RIAA victims, Andersen and her lawyer, Lory Lybeck (right), are looking to recover compensation for the, “significant damages caused by the Defendants” as well as punitive damages, statutory penalties, litigation fees and expenses and equitable relief."


"Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG have suffered another telling blow to their carefully orchestrated campaign to bend their customers to their wills by suing them.

Oklahoma mother Debbie Foster “proved once again that when the RIAA comes knocking, it pays to slam the door,” p2pnet posted at the beginning of this month.

Now, in a first for RIAA victims, after having used every trick in the legal book to avoid paying Foster’s attornies’ fees, as they’d been ordered to do, the labels’ RIAA has been told to pay her not $55,000, as she’d originally asked, but almost $70,000."

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"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."