10/06/2005

GMSV: Confess, child, or you will never see the one you call mother again

Confess, child, or you will never see the one you call mother again

The heavy armor of the music industry's legal department continues to clank forward, but a few people are starting to stand up in front of the tanks. One is Candy Chan, sued for alleged copyright infringement by a batch of record companies. The subject of the investigation actually was Chan's then 13-year-old daughter, Brittany, aka "Spicybrnweyedgirl." According to a p2pnet report, when Chan refused to settle on behalf of her daughter, the record companies regrouped and now want to go after the teenager directly -- but first they want the court to push Mom aside and appoint a legal guardian in this matter.

Meanwhile, Tanya Andersen, a 41-year-old disabled single mother living in Oregon, is not only contesting RIAA allegations of piracy ("Ms. Andersen explained to Settlement Support Center that she had never downloaded music, she had no interest in 'gangster rap,' and that she had no idea who 'gotenkito' was."), she's countersuing "for Oregon RICO violations, fraud, invasion of privacy, abuse of process, electronic trespass, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, negligent misrepresentation, the tort of 'outrage.', and deceptive business practices." So take that.

Good Morning Silicon Valley: Confess, child, or you will never see the one you call mother again

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