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RIAA sends out another round of pre-lawsuit letters

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 May 2007 17:07 User comments (10)

RIAA sends out another round of pre-lawsuit letters In an update to our previous article here, the RIAA has sent out another round of prelitigation letters.
Announced today, the group has sent out 402 new letters to 13 new schools. The schools are as follows:

"Brandeis University (15 pre-litigation settlement letters), Duke University (35), Iowa State University (15), Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT (23), Northern Illinois University (50), Syracuse University (20), Tufts University (15), University of Georgia (19), University of Iowa (25), University of Southern California (50), University of South Florida (50), University of Tennessee (50), and the University of Texas - Austin (35)."


We will see how this new round of schools responds to the bullying.

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10 user comments

16.5.2007 17:56

Can this be classified as spam mail. :P

26.5.2007 18:24

block em... what is the senders address so I can ad them to my blacklist!!!!!

37.5.2007 2:07

Originally posted by Jlhfit:
block em... what is the senders address so I can ad them to my blacklist!!!!!
i don't know about us law, but in australian law it is enough to have sent the letter/email, as long as you prove that it is the correct address, it doesn't matter that the other party says they didn't receive it

47.5.2007 8:46
pigfister
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Originally posted by AlmostOz :
i don't know about us law, but in australian law it is enough to have sent the letter/email, as long as you prove that it is the correct address, it doesn't matter that the other party says they didn't receive it
i doubt if it matters where you live any more the RIAA will just extradite you to face trial in the us just like what is happening to Raymond Griffiths atm.

http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=0...144241&from=rss
Originally posted by slashdot link:
An anonymous reader sends us a link to a report in The Age about an Australian resident, who had never set foot in the US and broke US intellectual-property laws in Australia, being extradited to the US to face trial. Hew Raymond Griffiths pleaded guilty in Virginia to overseeing all aspects of the operation of the group Drink Or Die, which cracked copy-protected software and media products and distributed them for free. He faces up to 10 years in a US jail and half a million dollars in fines.


so copy write infringement is now as bad as being an international terrorist! great to see America has their priorities right global domination, capitalism and if you don't like it the American government will just bomb you country, kill the population by extortionately over priced life saving drugs or put sanctions on you if you fail to abide to their wants/needs like stealing oil and gas!


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57.5.2007 11:20

they still havent even gotten the ips of any of the people from the other schools, STILL just empty threats. they got that one school to fold thats it, but they still havent actualy given over the IPs.

and no NYU? looks like there are certain schools whos connections and legal department are too scary, even to the MPAA.

67.5.2007 16:44

Originally posted by georgeluv:
and no NYU? looks like there are certain schools whos connections and legal department are too scary, even to the MPAA.
University of Iowa, Duke, and University of Texas-Austin are all in the top 25 law schools in the nation. And I know at least University of Georgia is in the top 50. I would say those schools would have pretty good legal departments. Besides you don't need absolute proof to send out these letters. I am sure the RIAA is busy preparing another 500 letters. They don't want to send them all out at once. Then they would overload their lawyers.

78.5.2007 0:43
cousinkix
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Quote:
so copy write infringement is now as bad as being an international terrorist! great to see America has their priorities right global domination, capitalism and if you don't like it the American government will just bomb you country.
It's even worse. Some Canadians like to grow and smoke marijuana in British Columbia. The punishment is light compared to the USA. So a federal prosecutor (in Seattle Washington) wants to extradite foreign nationals, for growing plants in their own country, and lock them up in American prisons for longer sentences.

On the other hand, they won't prosecute the city of Oakland California for conspiracy to deal drugs. City Hall provided Ed Rosenthal with a worthless permit and a piece of public land to cultivate marijuana for their local pot stores. He got busted by the feds and is being dragged through a 3rd circus trial. The Bush gang is afraid to file conspiracy charges against elected officials who financed this operation. It's just easier to pick on a little guy. A--holes indeed...

88.5.2007 4:16
pigfister
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Originally posted by cousinkix:
The Bush gang is afraid to file conspiracy charges against elected officials who financed this operation. It's just easier to pick on a little guy. A--holes indeed...
they are also scared of pursuing the real pirates because they shoot back schools and vulnerable ppl are easy targets after all!

great pod cast from twittv about riaa/mpaa/09-F9-11-02-9D-74-E3-5B-D8-41-56-C5-63-56-88-C0. http://aolradio.podcast.aol.com/twit/TWiT0096H.mp3

Originally posted by klassic:
University of Iowa, Duke, and University of Texas-Austin are all in the top 25 law schools in the nation. And I know at least University of Georgia is in the top 50. I would say those schools would have pretty good legal departments. Besides you don't need absolute proof to send out these letters. I am sure the RIAA is busy preparing another 500 letters. They don't want to send them all out at once. Then they would overload their lawyers.
you forgot one!

Professor Nesson: Protect Harvard from the RIAA
Originally posted by HLS Professor Charles Nesson:
But mere understanding is no reason for a university to voluntarily assist the RIAA with its threatening and abusive tactics. Instead, we should be assisting our students both by explaining the law and by resisting the subpoenas that the RIAA serves upon us. We should be deploying our clinical legal student training programs to defend our targeted students. We should be lobbying Congress for a roll back of the draconian copyright law that the copyright industry has forced upon us.
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98.5.2007 23:03

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University of Iowa, Duke, and University of Texas-Austin are all in the top 25 law schools in the nation. And I know at least University of Georgia is in the top 50. I would say those schools would have pretty good legal departments. Besides you don't need absolute proof to send out these letters. I am sure the RIAA is busy preparing another 500 letters. They don't want to send them all out at once. Then they would overload their lawyers.
duke = good law school, decent amount of money, not nearly as big and rich as nyu

ut = just as big as nyu but at $8,000 a head as oposed to $45,000 a head nyu runs laps around ut when it comes to cash.

u of i, not sure about them dont know much.

nyu also runs its own isp. you ether deal directly with them or not. just trying to get the IPs would require years in the courtroom.

all these schools have to do is make their own hard drive networks with educational use disclaimers and that should actualy be enough, wether or not a crooked-ass judge will side with big money or the actual law is up in the air.

1012.5.2007 14:32

Has anyone else noticed that the RIAA hasn't sent a letter to a northwest school? Schools from Washington to Nebraska haven't gotten any letters yet. Yes I know Nebraska isn't in the north west but that entire area has been ignored by the RIAA.

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