Canadian Label Helps Family Fight RIAA Lawsuit

“Canada’s largest privately owned record label — which represents such homegrown successes as Avril Lavigne, the Barenaked Ladies and Sarah McLachlan — has joined one Texas family’s fight against the Recording Industry Association of America.”

“Vancouver-based Nettwerk Music Group has taken up the cause of David Greubel and his family, who are being sued by the RIAA for songs they had indirectly offered through a peer-to-peer file-sharing program installed on their computer. The Greubels have been told the RIAA would accept a payment of US$4,500 if it was received during a specific timeframe, but Nettwerk has convinced the family to fight the case, and has pledged to pay for all of the family’s legal fees, in addition to any fines they might receive should they lose.”

Geoff Martin. Canadian Record Label Taking on the RIAA Over Lawsuits. Jan. 27, 2006.

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01/31/2006 at 08:46

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