Friday, November 9, 2007

RICO used against the RIAA

Rico Law Blog reports on an interesting RIAA, Taking on the record industry.

Since 2003 the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed almost 15,000 lawsuits charging computer users with trading music online. Now one of its targets is suing back. Tanya Andersen, a 42-year-old disabled single mother, has filed a countersuit in Oregon alleging that the industry's practices violate, among other laws, the state's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
From my reading of Indiana's Civil RICO statute. IC 34-24-2, it looks like Indiana would not support this kind of lawsuit.