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October 3, 2007

From Boing Boing: RIAA Bogus Lawsuits are Costing Them Millions!

Filed under: Cool Stuff — doctorfeelgood @ 6:49 am

During yesterday’s RIAA trial proceedings in Virgin v. Thomas, Jennifer Pariser, Sony BMG’s the head of litigation. admitted that the 20,000+ anti-downloader lawsuits run by the labels had cost the companies “millions” and were enormous money-losers. I had previously heard from an industry insider that they were running the suits on a break-even basis, shaving costs by running a sloppy boiler-room operation that used cheap telephone thugs and flimsy, badly assembled evidence to extort a few thousand bucks from each of the victims, just barely breaking even.



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