The music industry considers Michele Scimeca a pirate. The Morris County mom has her own term for record executives:
In what legal experts described as a novel strategy, Scimeca is citing federal racketeering laws like the one that jailed mob boss John Gotti to countersue record labels that accused her in December of sharing some 1,400 copyrighted songs over the Internet.
The Rockaway Township woman, who claims she was targeted for her teenager’s school research project, is among hundreds of individuals sued by the music industry since last summer. Another 531 computer users were sued yesterday in “John Doe” suits filed in Trenton, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Orlando. […]