Saturday, February 05, 2005

Deceased Woman Named In File-Sharing Suit

Gertrude Walton of Fayette County hated computers, her daughter said.

That did not stop the recording industry from accusing the now deceased 83-year-old Mount Hope woman of illegally trading music over the Internet.

More than a month after Walton was buried in Beckley, a group of record companies named her as the only defendant in a federal lawsuit. They claimed Walton made more than 700 pop, rock and rap songs available for free on the Internet under the screen name “smittenedkitten.”

This smacks of desperation, "Quick we need another gimmick to get us in he press, people don't care that we are suing file shares, they are all just ignoring us, I know lets sue a dead woman that will get us a few column inches!".

Give it up already you can only win battles, the war is lost the war was lost in 1997, when you did not even know what p2p was, Just give it up and go home and count your money, while the world passes you buy some more.

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