Investigation – private sector investigation and human rights

The following post is not the first on the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America) investigations about piracy. Nonetheless, it highlights more than ever the problems there is in letting private associations enforcing copyrights infringement laws.
Given the amount of money available to the RIAA, how can an individual defend him/herself against their claim, especially if they have a computer but never downloaded the files? Could we argue that the coercion exercised by the RIAA is as stringent as the one a State can display through its criminal procedure? Would follow some constraints imposed on the RIAA that they currently don’t have…

RIAA Found To Have Sued Yet Another Woman Without A Computer” (TechDirt, 27 January 2009)

About Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex (UK)
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