NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A federal judge has instructed the record label members of the RIAA to pay for the court and attorney costs of a woman that they unsuccessfully sued for downloading p2p music.
The case, Capitol v Foster was brought after Deborah Foster's daughter allegedly downloaded music on Foster's computer. The case against Foster was subsequently dropped. On Tuesday, Judge West decided that Foster is entitled to reasonable attorney fees.
The RIAA has not been held liable for fee reimbursement in a number of previous cases.
Ray Beckerman, an attorney in a number of downloading cases told Ars Technica that "It sends a message to the RIAA… that there are consequences to this 'driftnet' litigation strategy,"
The RIAA responded by telling Ars Technica that "We respectfully believe that the Court got it wrong. We are studying the opinion and will make a determination as to how best to proceed after we have completed our review and analysis." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers