riaa sued dead woman

while the RIAA is pondering their RICO defense, i’d like to note they sued a dead woman a few months back:

The Associated Press reported that the RIAA identified Gertrude Walton as a prolific file sharer known as “smittenedkitten”. Accusing her of illegally trading music over the internet, the lawsuit was apparently filed more than a month after the 83-year-old woman died in December.

Her daughter, Robin Chianumba, also pointed out that Walton, who was the sole defendant in a federal lawsuit that claimed she’d shared more than 700 songs through P2P networks, hated computers and objected to having them in the house.

“[She] wouldn’t know how to turn on a computer,” Mrs Chianumba is reported to have told AP.

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