A woman from New Jersey, Michele Scimeca, has decided to fight against a lawsuit filed against her by the RIAA and has countersued the organization. Scimeca accuses RIAA of violating United States' anti-racketeering legislation and claims that RIAA uses extortion as one of its main weapons against individual users.
The basis of the claims is the fact that RIAA's tactics include a settlement process that it offers to virtually every single P2P user it has sued or accused of illegal activity. And now Michele Scimeca claims that most of the people who have been sued, are simply overwhelmed by the idea of fighting a multi-billion dollar organization in court rooms, that they rather decide to settle the case, however weak the case is against them. "These types of scare tactics are not permissible and amount to extortion," Scimeca's attorney wrote in the documents filed to the New Jersey federal court.