The ever so popular group, the RIAA, is about to be handed a class action lawsuit for those who have been sued, settled, or fined by the organization for copyright infringement. How is all of this going to happen? An ingenious lawyer discovered that the RIAA has been illegally threatening people using voided copyright registrations.
Kiwi Camara (who was the youngest person to ever enroll at Harvard Law School) is joining forces with a Harvard Law professor to take on the RIAA and get back the "$100 million that they stole" from its illegal proceedings. The RIAA has refuted the $100 million claim by saying it is "inaccurate" and that they have actually been losing money on each case.
Regardless if the $100 million dollar figure is inaccurate the fact that the RIAA group may have been using illegal tactics against the accused negates the crime that was being prosecuted. Is it lawful to break the law to prove someone else may have broken the law? Not in the United States which is why if evidence is obtained illegally it can not be used in the court system.
Currently Kiwi is fighting against the RIAA in a re-trial of a case for Jammie Thomas-Rasset where he will use this tactic, along with a few other angles, in defense of his client.
If Camara is able to prove that what the RIAA has done was not valid or legitimate the RIAA could be forced to pay back all of the settlements it has received. The trial starts next week and you can bet it will be closely followed