RIAA members sued for racketeering

By Thomas McGuire on February 20, 2004, 6:37 AM
Michele Scimeca received a notice from the RIAA in December after her child used the Kazaa networks for a school project. She has countersued labels Sony, Universal & Motown by claiming that the demands for reimbursement of $150,000 per infringement falls foul of the 1970 Organized Crime & Control Act, better known as the RICO statue after Title IX of the Act: Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations Statute.

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