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Obviously the RIAA contends that he obtained copyrighted material without paying for it, and they are seeking damages. I don't understand the idea that his obligations don't exist after his death. Obviously his assets outlive him. Gotta get the accounts settled before the estate can leave probate.
I'm no fan of the RIAA but I don't fault them for protecting their business. Their claim against the man now confers to a claim against his estate. There's nothing really mean or weird about it.
True. As much as I hate the RIAA, these matters need to be cleared up before the estate is taken care of, and so the files in the probate court can show a clear estate. Very important for future real property title issues and/or other estate matters. Hopefully, the plaintiff (the RIAA) will seek to dismiss the case. Not likely, though.
Originally posted by The Paperboy in "Better Off Dead"