02/07/2005: The RIAA Gestapo strike again.....
At the Commercial Appeal's "Plug In" blog, Eric Janssen informs us of the Recording Industry Association of America's latest in terrorem tactic, suing the dead:
As part of its ongoing effort to stop file-sharing the RIAA reportedly sued a dead woman from West Virgina. The Boston Globe reports that Gertrude Walton, an 83-year-old woman who died of an illness in December, was named as the sole defendant in a federal lawsuit that claimed she was illegally sharing music.These people need to be lined up and given cranial massages with tire irons until they lose consciousness. Or their life functions terminate. Whichever happens last.
The daughter is saying that Walton didn't even like computers and couldn't have been sharing the files that the RIAA says she shared.
Len on 02.07.05 @ 08:42 AM CST