RIAA Loses Another Case
The good news is: The RIAA lawyers have lost another round in federal court, and they weren't even picking on dead people or grandmothers this time:
The bad news is: Just because Patti Santangelo can file to get some of her expenses back, she'll probably end up having to fight an uphill battle for it.
Though the article continues to mention that the current legal strategy of recording industry might end up costing more than they'd anticipated, the bottom line is that anyone they get into court is losing time and legal fees which they could very well never see again. It seems the RIAA is going for a scorched earth tactic here; if they can't win, they'll punish the "victor" as much as possible.
There might be a life lesson here, and it might just be that if you're trying to accuse somebody of doing something illegal and/or immoral, don't be a poor loser if a federal judge won't convict; it takes away almost any moral high ground you might once have held.