TechDirt tears into the RIAA today after they dropped the lawsuit against Patricia Santangelo and have decided to attack her daughter instead. They’ve even fixed the suit so they’re not responsible for legal fees, which means a working mother must now pay for a massive lobbying organization’s arrogance.
Obviously forcing cash-strapped American moms to pony up tens of thousands of dollars to force the industry to do their homework is absurd, and as we’ve noted there’s no real punishment for when the RIAA screws up.
I just downloaded the Rolling Stones’ entire music catalog, BTW, if anyone wants me to seed it. I don’t like the Stones that much, but hey, it’s free, right?