“It’s a Scandal! It’s an Outrage!”
An Oklahoma mother, Debbie Foster, was sued by the RIAA in 2004 for illegally downloading music. – “Lonely Room” -
The RIAA claimed that her internet account was used to share files – “Kansas City” – and offered to settle for $5,000. – “I Cain’t Say No” -
Braver of bears and tornadoes, Mrs. Foster decided to take her chances in court and ‘rassle the RIAA like a rattlesnake in a coal mine. -“People Will Say We’re In Love” – She asked for the RIAA to provide the specific dates and files that were downloaded, – “Pore Jud is Daid” – and when they failed to do so, filed a motion for a summary judgment. – “Laurey Makes Up Her Mind”-
- “All Er Nuthin'” -The RIAA cut and run, – “The Surrey With the Fringe On Top” -and the judge awarded Debbie attorney fees this July.
“Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’
“RIAA Loses in File Sharing Case” [ArsTecnica]