The Register is reporting today that the Recording Industry Association of America has demonstrated that death should be no obstacle to a good lawsuit. Or a stupid one.
According to the report, the RIAA has filed an infringement lawsuit against one Gertrude Walton of Beckley, West Virginia, for making hundreds of songs available on the Internet.
One problem: Walton’s daughter, Robin Chianumba, claims that Walton “hated computers”.
Still, that’s not the oddest thing about this lawsuit.
Nor is the fact that on her last birthday, Walton turned 83.
No, the oddest thing about this lawsuit is that Gertrude Walton, may she rest… [Continued…]