RIAA: The Hunter Becomes the Hunted

By Deane Barker on September 10, 2003

RIAA sued for amnesty offer

“California resident Eric Parke, on behalf of the general public of the state, filed a suit Tuesday against the trade association because of its amnesty, or ‘Clean Slate,’ program, a provisional shield it introduced Monday that allows people to avoid legal action by stepping forward and forfeiting any illegally traded songs. …

It is ‘designed to induce members of the general public…to incriminate themselves and provide the RIAA and others with actionable admissions of wrongdoing under penalty of perjury while (receiving)…no legally binding release of claims…in return,’ according to the complaint.”