Judge in RIAA case chides unethical record company tactics

By Justin Mann on
It seems that not even Judges overseeing cases involving the RIAA agree with the tactics they employ, with at least one Judge scoffing at their tactics and outright telling them they are being unethical. A Judge in Boston has stated that there are huge imbalances in these cases, with the law overwhelmingly siding with the record companies for numerous reasons, including financial. The Judge cited that it doesn't make financial sense for most individuals to fight, innocent or not, because of the vast resources groups like the RIAA have.

The Judge claims the record companies have an “ethical obligation” to understand they are bankrupting people, and is telling them to stop it. His words may fall on deaf ears, but at the very least someone other than the little guy is taking time to speak their mind about this, and it is someone with some authority. Perhaps this will encourage other Judges to speak their mind as well.

This certainly won't have an impact on anything on-going right now, but it is nonetheless interesting to read.

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