No mistakes? NH P2P case highlights MediaSentry’s issues

22 06 2009

When a middle-aged New Hampshire woman was accused of sharing songs like “Jigga My Nigga” using BearShare, she initially thought that her federal lawsuit from the recording industry was some kind of “scam”—and she almost paid the price for not showing up in court.

But she fought back with the help of the Franklin Pierce Law Center, and has just settled with the recording industry. No money changed hands, the lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice, and the deal releases her whole family from liability—the RIAA won’t be dropping that suit just to file another targeting the kids.

The woman, Mavis Roy, and the Franklin Pierce Law Clinic call the settlement a “victory,” but the recording industry takes a different view.

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