RIAA TO FOOT US$70k LEGAL BILL
The RIAA have lost a file-sharing case and have for the first time to bear the legal costs. The RIAA's case against Oklahoma woman Deborah Foster crashed last July and they were ordered to pay cost. But the record company group appealed on the size of the legal bill.
On July 16, the judge ruled the RIAA had to pay US$68,685.23 of Ms Foster's legal bills. Ms Foster has always argued that the RIAA had targetted the wrong person and that she has never downloaded illegal files.
It remains to be seen whether the RIAA will continue targetting music fans with lawsuits. The cost of losing might make them think carefully before launching lawsuits. The recording industry currently has thousands of lawsuits against university students, teenage music fans and parents of teens.
Also, this commentary:
The Internet radio game is rigged and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has rigged it in their favor.