File in the “When will this end?” category: The Recording Industry Association of America is attempting to fine a lawyer who defends file-sharers.
The RIAA is demanding cold hard cash off of the lawyer as punishment for him blogging about a recent case in which he defended a file-sharer.
The label trade group has accused attorney-blogger Ray Beckerman of being a “vexatious” litigator.
The RIAA said Beckerman, one of the nation’s few attorneys who defends accused file sharers, “has maintained an anti-recording industry blog during the course of this case and has consistently posted virtually every one of his baseless motions on his blog seeking to bolster his public relations campaign and embarrass plaintiffs,” the RIAA wrote.
Beckerman’s blog is Recording Industry vs The People, he says the allegations were “frivolous and irresponsible.”