Standing up to the RIAA

Bringing infringing suits against consumers is a bad idea. This seems to be the message of Canadian music publisher Nettwerk. 15-year-old Elisa Greubel’s dad got sued by the RIAA for having 600 songs in their computer, alleging specifically infringement for 8 songs. Elisa contacted some artists, where she mentioned that “I’m not saying it is right to download but the whole lawsuit business is a tad bit outrageous.” Hear, hear.

Anyway, Nettwerk artists Avril Lavigne and MC Lars were contacted, and Nettwerk got involved, they will pay the legal fees as well as the fines if the Greubel family loses the case.

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