RIAA – Extortionists

“In UMG v. Del Cid, in Tampa, Florida, the defendant had interposed counterclaims, including claims for extortion and conspiracy. On August 16, 2007, she amended her counterclaims*.

“The RIAA moved to dismiss all six counterclaims.

“The Court has returned its decision, granting the motion as to one counterclaim, and denying it as to the other five, including the counterclaims for extortion and conspiracy.

“At the outset the Court rejected entirely the RIAA’s assertion of the Noerr-Pennington defense as a basis for dismissal, since the doctrine does not protect ‘sham litigation’, and Ms. Del Cid had alleged that the infringement suits were ‘sham litigation’.”
5 Out of 6 Counterclaims Against RIAA in UMG v. Del Cid are Upheld by Court, Including Counterclaim for Conspiracy to Commit Extortion, Recording Industry vs The People, September 21, 2007

I’m not good at legal stuff so can someone tell me that if by accepting a counterclaim that include trying the RIAA for extortion, this Judge is willing to consider the RIAA to be gangsters? That seems so…right.

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