Thank you for visiting Downhill Battle. Our website is about music, politics, and how we can work to change the music business for the better. Like most people, we were shocked when we heard that the record companies were going to start suing music fans. And after talking with many of the families that are being sued, we worked to create the Peer-to-Peer Legal Defense Fund to help them defend themselves and get on with their lives.
The record industry’s lawsuits aren’t just another business strategy, they’re hurting real people and undermining families’ financial security during what are already tough times.
Here’s a message we received two days ago from a mother who’s family is being sued:
“My husband and I both work full time to make ends meet. We have 4
children: one in college, one in high school, one in middle school, and
one in grade school. We are middle class and live from paycheck to
paycheck. We are good, honest people. This lawsuit has devastated us.”
This is just one of the many stories we’ve heard of people who are reeling from these suits. We see the Defense Fund as a real opportunity for people to rally around everyone who’s been sued and help end the record industry’s campaign of intimidation and bullying. We hope you will join in opposing these lawsuits and make a donation to one of the families or individuals that are being targeted. Go to the Defense Fund.