Fishing Expedition writes in with a story in Ars reporting that the RIAA has decided to appeal
a judge's decision to award attorneys' fees
to defendant Debbie Foster in Capitol Records v. Foster. If the award stands, the RIAA could find itself in trouble in numerous other cases, and they know it. Their real fear, more than the attorneys' fees, is the judge's finding that the RIAA's arguments for contributory and vicarious infringement claims in cases like this one are not viable.