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    83-year-old dead woman sued for file sharing

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The recording industry sued Gertrude Walton, accusing her of illegally trading music over the Internet as ‘‘smittenedkitten.’’
    But the lawsuit was filed more than a month after the 83-year-old woman died in December, and her daughter says Walton hated computers, anyway.
    A group of record companies named Walton as the sole defendant in a federal lawsuit, claiming she made more than 700 songs available for free on the Internet.
    Walton’s daughter, Robin Chianumba, lived with her mother for the last 17 years and said her mother objected to having a computer in the house.
    ‘‘My mother wouldn’t know how to turn on a computer,’’ Chianumba said.
    She said she faxed a copy of her mother’s death certificate to record company officials several days before the lawsuit was filed, in response to a letter from the company regarding the upcoming legal filing.
    ‘‘I am pretty sure she is not going to leave Greenwood Memorial Park (where she is buried) to attend the hearing,’’ Chianumba said.
    A Recording Industry Association of America spokesman said Thursday that Walton was likely not the smittenedkitten it’s searching for.
    ‘‘Our evidence gathering and our subsequent legal actions all were initiated weeks and even months ago,’’ said RIAA spokesman Jonathan Lamy. ‘‘We will now, of course, obviously dismiss this case.’’

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    They should go after the daughter! She probably did it!
    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty5150
    83-year-old dead woman sued for file sharing
    A Recording Industry Association of America spokesman said Thursday that Walton was likely not the smittenedkitten it’s searching for.
    So they just file suits not knowing whether or not their info is correct? Sounds like a witchhunt where you are guilty until proven innocent.

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    I wonder what she had on there!
    So you broke down, trying to leave town, I broke down crying on your return. You left me feeling hopeful, I'll never see your face again. You made for a bad lover's liver. You stole all the covers and busted my head. You made me such an asshole, I wish we'd never met. I'm tired of being bored. I'm through with the headaches. Hiding my hands that tremble like earthquakes. Under the table, under the daytime sky, Good Fucking Bye- Good Fucking Bye, Alkaline Trio

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    Quote Originally Posted by evhslilhottie
    I wonder what she had on there!
    Polka. All polka.

 

 

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