ALLEGED FILE SHARER Jammie Thomas has a new team of lawyers for her retrial who believe they can put the music industry in the dock.
According to Wired, Thomas's former lawyer had to quit because the pro-bono case was all pro and no bono.
The RIAA wanted Thomas to have to face it alone in court rather than get a new legal team. If there were a legal sanction for her to be bound and gagged during her retrial we guess they would have plumped for that too. The judge hearing the case is likely to approve the new team.
Thomas's new legal team includes Texan Kiwi Camara and a pair of Harvard law school mates, Joe Sibley and former Netscape engineer Tim Nyberg.
They are all students of professor Charles Nesson, founder of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Nesson is currently defending a former Boston University student the RIAA has accused of file sharing
Camara thinks the key to victory is to attack the RIAA's litigation strategy, which has spawned about 30,000 lawsuits over five years, most of which have settled out of court for a few thousand dollars. The idea is that the RIAA has no real evidence against file sharers, it just strong-arms them with threats until they pay up. µ
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