Oklahoma Lass Defeats RIAA

“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]


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  1. CTSLICK says:

    Kick ass! All hail Debbie Foster for calling their bluff.

  2. RandomHookup says:

    Damn you to hell, Consumerist! Now I’ll have “The Farmer and the Cowman” running through my head for the rest of the day!

  3. Aph says:

    Man thats some uplifting butta.

  4. AcidReign says:

    …..Here, here. I request that this be filed for following up, and see if the RIAA actually pays off, or stalls indefinitely…

  5. What with all this hot weather I didn’t think hell hath frozen over…but I guess it did. Go Justice! Boo RIAA!