RIAA, remember, is the organization that tried to sue a dead grandmother for pirating music by downloading it to a house in which she had never allowed a computer to be installed.
- Here are a couple of other highlights from the RIAA's enforcement history:
- The RIAA sued a homeless man because someone was allegedly downloading files from an apartment the man once occupied.
- It sued a Vietnam Vet, and allowed the family 60 days to grieve following the man's sudden death, before demanding they return for depositions and threatening to lodge charges against them as well.
- It sued a 42-year-old single mother who had to retire from the Justice Department due to a disability, charging that she had illegally downloaded a rap song called "Shake that Ass Bitch" at 4:24 a.m. under the username Gotenkito. When she told RIAA lawyers she would counter-sue for harassment, RIAA operatives threatened to confront the woman's 10-year-old daughter and interrogate her in their offices if the woman didn't drop her effort to resist their bullying and extortion.