The first person who is taken to court by the RIAA over illegal file sharing accusations is forced to plead her own case.
Patricia Santangelo can no longer afford to pay her attorney, who has subsequently retired from the case.
The Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP. law firm, which is also running the "Recording Industry vs. The People" blog, also claims that Santagelo doesn't need any legal services.
"It is clear to the undersigned that the plaintiff's case is frivolous, so that it would be unwarranted for defendant to go to extraordinary means to finance her defence of this case."
The case is the first one to proceed to an actual trial. Previous cases were either dropped or settled.
Santangelo doesn’t deny that a computer in her home was used for illegal file sharing activities, but claims that a friend of one of her children is to blame.
That doesn’t sound much like a " frivolous" case. Beldock Levine & Hoffman should change the name of their blog to: "Recording industry vs the people that can afford our services".
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