RIAA fails to pay defendant lawyer fees

By on August 15, 2007, 1:15 PM
The Recording Industry Association of America is always willing to attack people at the slightest hint of copyright infringement, but after getting fed up with their bullying, some people have started to fight back.

That was the case of Capitol v. Foster, where the RIAA was ordered to pay $68,585.23 in attorney fees and costs after unsuccessfully suing over copyright infringement. However, a month after the judge’s ruling, Debbie Foster hasn't heard back from the RIAA, much less received any money. Foster has now filed a motion of judgment against RIAA, so that she can immediately receive post-judgment collection proceedings.

It’s funny how RIAA hounds people relentlessly, but when the tables are turned, they fail to come up with the money they owe and will probably avoid paying until they are compelled under threat of penalty to do so.

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phantasm66 said:
The RIAA are loosing this. Its a battle they can't win. Face facts - people want to download music for free. They will keep doing it. If you create technology to stop them, then someone will find a way to beat it, and will share that knowledge. They are trying to fight human nature. And that's plain dumb.You'll probably find that they haven't paid this money because they are having trouble finding it. I'd not be surprised if it turned out that this "battle" the RIAA have been waging (unsuccessfully) against copyright theft is ruining them.
Loquacious1 said:
Hat's off to Debbie Foster, hope she gets every penny, if there are any left that is, and even if there aren't. I raise a toast to her efforts. Long overdue for this to happen and expose the stupidity of it all.
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