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  •  pure RIAA party-line bullshit (1+ / 0-)
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    Here's an example of what you are supporting:

    Runaround Suits
    By Mike Godwin (mnemonic) - Godwin's Law

    I've always said that the Recording Industry Association of America and its member companies are perfectly within their rights to sue those they think are infringing on music copyrights through peer-to-peer file-trading of songs. At the same time, it seems obvious that the RIAA should pick the lawsuits prudently, based on solid evidence, so that when the cases are publicized it will be clear that the defendants deserved what they got.

    That doesn't seem to be what's happening, however. Instead, the RIAA notifies potential defendants that they are subject to a lawsuit that may result in hundreds of thousands of dollars of liability, and then gives them the option of settling the claim for only a few thousand dollars. It ought to be needless to say this, but sometimes an innocent defendant might still opt to take the settlement, because the risk of going to court and losing is so great.

    Would you care to explain to us how a legalized extortion model can be considered "progressive"?

    BTW, the RIAA labels filing this action got stomped so badly that they tried to withdraw their complaint "without prejudice".

    So are you complicit or just ignorant?

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    by alizard on Fri Apr 13, 2007 at 03:24:31 PM PDT

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