Friday, August 15, 2008

RIAA ordered to pay costs; may have to pay more

Tanya Andersen - the mother who was wrongly accused of illegal filesharing but had the courage to stand up to the RIAA - is to have her legal costs paid in full as the courts instruct the RIAA to dig deep.

But that's just settling the case the music industry had brought against her. Now, she's going after the majors seeking compensation for malicious prosecution. Oh, yes - and it's a class action. Potentially expensive for the majors, and certainly embarrassing. No wonder the BPI meekly agreed to the tut-tut letter strategy in the end.

We do wonder, though: when will the shareholders in the majors start asking the boards why they keep pouring subscription fees into such a poor industry body?