RIAA Sues Woman For Downloading, But . . .

I'm all for protecting copyright owners. It's their property, and they have the right to protect it. But, there are right ways to go about it and wrong ways.

In a lawsuit in New Hampshire, the RIAA is suing a woman for violating copyright infringement law, stating she downloaded and distributed 218 music files on April 24, 2007. Pretty detailed allegation, right? Only problem is this: she didn't have a computer in her home that day. Oops.

While music piracy costs the music business $12.5 billion a year, there has to be a better way to protect the rights of everyone - copyright owners, and folks who didn't do anything wrong.  --Leslie Shapiro

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