Grandmother Sues RIAA for Illegal Investigation

"A Grandmother being sued by the RIAA for P2P file sharing is striking back at the RIAA and accusing them of, "one or more overt acts of unlawful private investigation." Read inside for more information."

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Grandmother Strikes Back: Suing the RIAA for Illegal Investigatory Practices.

Ms. Crain has been dealing with an eight month P2P File Sharing lawsuit, and has had her fill of RIAA hot air. Crain claimed that she never even heard of P2P file sharing prior to the lawsuit, and when confronted with a $4,500 bill she got herself a lawyer, and dropped a lawsuit right back, now known as Sony v. Crain.

Ms. Crain's lawyer recently changed the counter suing allegation to include that the RIAA has used unlicensed investigators to obtain information in the case, and many other cases. Because the case is in Texas, it is illegal to use unlicensed investigators, and counterclaims suggest that the RIAA even encouraged the use of these investigators.

MediaSentry, the company behind all the investigation for the MPAA and RIAA is used country wide. If these counterclaims stand it could very well jeopardize all cases in which these investigators were used throughout various states. We will have to wait and see how the case turns out for the sake of Ms. Crain and other possibly undeserving people accused of file sharing.

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04-07-2007, 06:58:08

ASUSTeK as we know it is about to change dramatically.


04-07-2007, 07:01:19

Now that does seem strange.

04-07-2007, 08:24:15

Those names are utter w@nk, this is a stupid stupid move tbh.

04-07-2007, 08:36:58


Those names are utter w@nk, this is a stupid stupid move tbh.

Have to agree with that tbh.

04-07-2007, 08:51:48

Heh, can't disagree there, especially "Pegatron" which is hilarous :)

04-07-2007, 08:52:58


Those names are utter w@nk, this is a stupid stupid move tbh.

Almost like they don`t want the names to be directly relateable ? Wonder want plans this is a part of, marketing wize.

04-07-2007, 08:54:27

I don't know how any company can think that taking their well known and respected brand name and turning it into 3 stupid names is going to do them any favours.

04-07-2007, 09:03:24

Its not that dummer move actually. Trading standards (Or who ever polices the world economy) would smell a anti-competitive rat before long and would come down on them hard.

04-07-2007, 18:40:37

Unihan and Pegatron? ROFL. I bet the guy who came up with those names is a big Transformers fan and actually said "Unicron" and "Megatron", but was misquoted because he had a blocked nose. I can see Asus selling them off to avoid the stigma. :p

04-07-2007, 18:53:38

heh, these kinds of things arent rare in Asia.

its done to avoid tax, and at the same time allowing them to target different sectors of the market with a new name that no one knows and hope that new name will gain a high status in that sector of market.

just like cars, Lexu=Toyota, Infiniti=Nissan, Acura=Honda, higher price, slightly different looks, but same car.

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