eliot1785 writes: A woman has sued the RIAA after she claimed they threatened to confront and interrogate her 10 year old daughter in pursuit of a case that they knew was failing. Apparently the woman in question had the preponderance of evidence in her favor, but the RIAA was afraid of dropping the case for fear it would embolden other defendants, so they compensated for the lack of evidence with empty threats. The RIAA's fear is very real, by the way — their shotgun legal strategy would be too expensive for themselves if they had to actually prosecute every case instead of settling.
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