RIAA lectured by federal judge

Sweet justice… sort of!

A federal judge in Boston openly chided the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), after reminding the RIAA’s lawyers they have ethical obligations that must be fulfilled.

In a court hearing in Judge Nancy Gertner’s courtroom, where only RIAA lawyers were present, she said the following:

“Counsel representing the record companies have an ethical obligation to fully understand that they are fighting people without lawyers… to understand that the formalities of this are basically bankrupting people, and it’s terribly critical that you stop it,” she warned.

“There is a huge imbalance in these cases. The record companies are represented by large law firms with substantial resources.”

The rest of the article can be found here.

Interesting to see that another judge is stepping up and handing it to the RIAA, but I doubt this will have any lasting effect on the war against piracy. :o :cop:

The RIAA needs to work with music listeners about a fair business model, and stop acting in such a Draconian manner.