The Register | The RIAA sees the face of evil, and it's a 12-year-old girl: The RIAA has nailed one of the most prolific file-traders in the U.S., filing a lawsuit against 12-year-old Brianna LaHara. ... She may look like a sweet and innocent child, but the RIAA says it's only going after major copyright violators at the moment. So you make the call.

Worth it just for the headline; but you should also read the story. The RIAA is apparently quite happy to sue a 12 year old girl for US$150,000 per song she downloaded. She thought it was ok to download whatever she wanted; since her mother had paid for the service. Seems pretty reasonable from her point of view. Hopefully the RIAA will drop the charges; not because they're nice, but because even the RIAA might worry about the bad press which will result if they take a 12 year old to court.


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