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RIAA Sues Deaf Woman For Downloading Music

In a new low, the RIAA are reportedly suing a 77 year old Nebraska woman for downloading music files to her computer. However, Edna Springer claims she does not know how to download music online and furthmore has no need to since she was born completely deaf.

That's not stopping the RIAA, however. They continue to use hardball tactics to get her to settle for a reported $12,000.00, an amount that Edna has never even earned in a year's salary, much less could afford on her retirement.

A spokesperson for the RIAA had this to say: "Ms. Springer has violated the rights of hundreds of music artists and corporations around the world and needs to pay them for their work that she stole. Our methods leave no room for error, and we know that she has downloaded at least 540 songs. What she does with them is not our concern. She has broken the law and violated copyrights of our clients."

Ms. Springer has been widowed for 20 years and does not have relatives or friends who use her computer, only a dog.

An initial hearing is scheduled for May 15, 2006.

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1. Deaf Music Fan writes:

Oh come on! RIAA is such an idiot for sticking to their guns! I hope instead of Edna paying, she'll earn extra 12,000 back for causing her aggravation. :)

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2. p-ville metalhead writes:

is this an april fools joke?

# Apr 1, 2006 @ 8:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. slayerdisciple writes:

seariously is the RIAA that cold hearted

# Apr 1, 2006 @ 9:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Penquin writes:

My bet is on April Fool's Day joke. The RIAA is stupid, but not THAT stupid.

# Apr 1, 2006 @ 10:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. asd writes:

Thats BS.

# Apr 1, 2006 @ 10:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. WhylordWhy writes:

$12,000 for 540 songs sh** I guess when they come after me I will be owing them millions.

# Apr 1, 2006 @ 10:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ! writes:

what?

# Apr 2, 2006 @ 12:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. ... writes:

What. The. Crap. Is. RIAA. Thinking. About.

# Apr 2, 2006 @ 1:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RememberMetal? writes:

lol....classic, every year these get better and better

# Apr 2, 2006 @ 1:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. sevenchurches writes:

that doesent make sense. shes deaf why is downloadingmusic?
??

# Apr 2, 2006 @ 1:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. eoe writes:

you guys are pretty stupid.

# Apr 2, 2006 @ 4:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. jim writes:

this kinda reminda me of a few years back on "the best page in the universe"... alot of people just didn't get the joke.

# Apr 2, 2006 @ 11:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. azuramouse writes:

Next they are going to blame it on that dog of hers. She's deaf! Also old, jeez.

# Apr 20, 2006 @ 6:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Zos Kia Cultus writes:

...huh!

wow! some people just dont get it...

# Apr 20, 2006 @ 9:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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