Fighting back against the RIAA

RIAA has mistakenly sued some people before such as children and grandmothers. But now, a single mother in Oregon has had it when she was targeted under these devious acts and is fighting back by countersuing under the federal RICO Act. RICO is the “Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act is a United States law which provides for extended penalties for criminal acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. It was enacted as Title IX of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970.”
Tanya Anderson is doing something that no one else has done. She’s fighting for her rights against RIAA profiling.
From Wikipedia:

Under RICO, a person or group who commits any two of 35 crimes–27 federal crimes and 8 state crimes–within a 10-year period and (in the opinion of the U. S. Attorney bringing the case) has committed those crimes with similar purpose or results can be charged with racketeering. Those found guilty of racketeering can be fined up to $25,000 and/or sentenced to 20 years in prison. In addition, the racketeer must forfeit all ill-gotten gains and interest in any business gained through a pattern of “racketeering activity.” The act also contains a civil component that allows plaintiffs to sue for triple damages.

Now wouldn’t that be something if a jury found that the RIAA was guilty of racketeering? They definitely seem like they are when it comes to the the type of lawsuits they have been handing out without providing due dilligence to track down the offenders. That along with the fact that they are not law enforcement.
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