19th March 20:50
Brianna had it coming
A 12-year-old has been targeted by the music industry in its assault on
song-swappers, after she downloaded children's rhymes and pop records.
Brianna LaHara, of New York, was one of 261 people served with a lawsuit
by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA).
She has admitted swapping music online, and her mother has agreed to pay
$2,000 (£1,257) to settle the case.
The 12-year-old was discovered to have more than 1,000 copyrighted songs
on her hard drive, including Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and
children's song If You're Happy and You Know It.
The RIAA is kicking ass - Durwood Pickle is gonna do hard time with any
luck. And personally I think that Brianna got away pretty lightly if she
really had "If You're Happy and You Know It" on her hard drive. She
should be "clapping her hands" in maximum security prison, probably
solitary confinemnt so her evil ways wouldn't infect the rapists,
murderers and Dio fans. People are going to be streaming back into cd
stores any day now.