A Rockmart family is being sued for illegal music file sharing, despite the fact that they donâ€™t even own a computer.
Via Boing Boing, where Cory Doctorow says:
…this is probably more profitable in the long run than suing people who do share music, since those people are statistically more likely to spend money on CDs.
It’s the latest in a long line of music industry stupidity in the face of modern technology (or not, as the case may be). It must only be a matter of time before they start suing people for overhearing music from somebody else’s headphones or somesuch…
You know how sometimes you wake up in the morning with a song in your head? That’s a copyright violation!