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RIAA and MPAA gain support

Written by Jari Ketola @ 27 Aug 2003 13:58 User comments (12)

RIAA and MPAA gain support Several legal music services, copyright organizations and legal scholars have filed "friend of the court" briefs asking to overturn an earlier court ruling that said companies behind P2P software aren't responsible for possible copyright infringement of their users.
"The district court's misapplication of law, if permitted to stand, will create loopholes in the law...that will frustrate efforts to limit online piracy and serve to encourage and embolden potential infringers of creative works," read the brief.

In April, federal Judge Stephen Wilson ruled that P2P software makers can be compared to VCR manufacturers -- both have illegal applications, but the companies behind them cannot be held responsible for the misuse.

Source:
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12 user comments

127.8.2003 16:34
goodswipe
Inactive

awww penis

227.8.2003 16:52

right, send to jail all those having a driver license because you neighbor's car was stolen. Sunset for RIAA, what a view.

327.8.2003 16:57

legal scholars are going to rip off RIAA? Is that what they are saying? OK, those scholars also need money to pay for their education, whatever quality of it they're getting.

427.8.2003 16:58

this life's full of it, I'm telling you

527.8.2003 18:52

all about money nothing else, and the thing about this is we usually get fucked


Shega
(adrenaline Is the closest Total freedom)

627.8.2003 18:52

excuse my launguage


Shega
(adrenaline Is the closest Total freedom)

728.8.2003 4:48

see this way after they come to an end with p2p users they will go after the companies who made the software... yeah with enough money I can get my own legal team together for just about anything, look it worked for OJ. really start a boycot campaine against the supporters of the RIAA , even the so call legal experts need jobs and clients to pay them lets slam them from one end of the net to the other and then lets see them get a job.......

828.8.2003 5:49

Why dont they give up?, they'll never win! We are always one step ahead. The amount of money they are ploughing into this is a complete waste, give it to third world countries instead and do us a favour!


www.mp3.com/adsr - I produce various styles of electronic music.

928.8.2003 7:13

you know if a record company wanted to open the books and show us how it has hurt them then id listen but they have to be stright like why a convicted felon is serounded by armed bodyguards of thats a violation (sorry snoop dog ) but its true and the record company pays his legal fees... the rappers punks and good old rockandrollers are bleeding the Aerican public dry... sorry I know lots of people enjoy emenem and kid rock but I believe that most of their music is crap. on a good day. but everyone has their own taste but their is a limit 50$ for a concert ticket 30$ for the tee shirt 25$ for the cd and all I got was 3 out of 12 songs that were even worth lissing too. when they could have put 18 songs on the cd or 131 mp3's but hey do you ever think they'll use the extra space for advertizment or snipps from other artist on their lable? anyway they over charge and owe us big time....

1028.8.2003 7:13

you know if a record company wanted to open the books and show us how it has hurt them then id listen but they have to be stright like why a convicted felon is serounded by armed bodyguards of thats a violation (sorry snoop dog ) but its true and the record company pays his legal fees... the rappers punks and good old rockandrollers are bleeding the Aerican public dry... sorry I know lots of people enjoy emenem and kid rock but I believe that most of their music is crap. on a good day. but everyone has their own taste but their is a limit 50$ for a concert ticket 30$ for the tee shirt 25$ for the cd and all I got was 3 out of 12 songs that were even worth lissing too. when they could have put 18 songs on the cd or 131 mp3's but hey do you ever think they'll use the extra space for advertizment or snipps from other artist on their lable? anyway they over charge and owe us big time....

1128.8.2003 11:34

As long as there is a thing called life, the RIAA will never stop. EVen if the RIAA closes down, they will return in one form or the other. The RIAA will never stop, and neither will piracy, the war will rage on forever. Choose your sides, for this will be, an eternal battle. P.S. That is if, the world doesn't get blown up first.


Everyone is entitled to their own true opinion. Either respect that or don't.


123.9.2003 22:12
vudoo
Inactive

I say the world will get blown up forst. We have terrorists here in the US. Satan was supposed to enter into the givernmetn heads and the RIAA SURE HAS. Voodoohippie

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