Taking a Stand
Patricia Santangelo, the mother of five who’s being sued by the RIAA for downloading songs is going to be representing herself in court. She’s already shelled out $24,000 in legal expenses and her lawyers agree that it’s in her best interests to represent herself now. She claims that she has no knowledge of how the songs got on her computer, and while she could settle for a few grand, she doesn’t believe she did anything wrong. This is the first time anyone has stood up against these RIAA lawsuits, all the rest have been settled out of court.
She’s very brave, I’m not sure I’d have the backbone to spend this kind of money and time on principle. It will be very satisfying if the RIAA loses this one, and her lawyers think they don’t have a case, so fingers crossed. If anyone knows of a way to donate to her cause please let me know, I looked but couldn’t find anything.