A Scranton woman found herself on the receiving end of a lawsuit when eight major record companies teamed up in civil suit in federal court accusing her of illegally downloading music, court papers say.
Plaintiffs in the case filed Tuesday in U.S. Middle District Court in Scranton are Capitol Records, Virgin Records America, Maverick Recording Company, Interscope Records, UMG Recordings Inc., Warner Bros. Records Inc., Arista Records LLC and Sony BMG Music Entertainment.
Judith McLane refused to be interviewed for this story, but the suit alleges she downloaded copyrighted songs by bands such as Poison, UB40, Michelle Branch, Avril Lavigne and Mariah Carey, and more than 650 other tracks to her computer, according to evidence filed with the lawsuit.
The record companies believe McLane used the peer-to-peer file-sharing service Kazaa to illegally download music to her computer, while allowing other users to download copies of songs from her hard drive. They provided a list of 665 songs residing on McLane’s computer.