RIAA makes mistake, drops suit against computer-less person


RIAA group member Universal Music Group has been forced to drop a case against a client they were charging with copyright infringement, simply because the alleged client did not have a computer to begin with.

The client was charged after his IP address was tracked by MediaSentry, a firm that specializes in tracking down clients that illegally download or access copyrighted material on the Internet. However, the RIAA has admitted that their evidence had been faulty to begin with.

MediaSentry has been known to give out “false positives“, because of their seemingly overdependence on IP addresses alone to track their clients.