RIAA sues family with no computer


(via boingboing)

In the unending quest to stomp-out illegal filesharing, the RIAA has now sued a family that does not own a computer. Clearly, the RIAA *must* be correct, right? I mean, there’s never before been a lawsuit about illegal file sharing against someone who didn’t commit a crime, has there?

“I don’t understand this,” Walls said. “How can they sue us when we don’t even have a computer?”

Walls also noted that his family has only resided at their current address “for less than a year.” He wondered if a prior tenant of the home had Internet access, then moved, leaving his family to be targeted instead.

However, the RIAA’s lawsuit maintains that Carma Walls, through the use of a file-sharing program, has infringed on the copyrights for the following songs: “Who Will Save Your Soul,” Jewel; “Far Behind,” Candlebox; “Still the Same,” Bob Seger; “I Won’t Forget You,” Poison; “Open Arms,” Journey; “Unpretty,” TLC; No Scrubs,” TLC; and “Saving All My Love for You,” Whitney Houston.

[tags]RIAA, P2P[/tags]