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Jennifer "steals just one copy" Pariser hired to head RIAA legal team

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 04 Feb 2009 0:29 User comments (24)

Jennifer "steals just one copy" Pariser hired to head RIAA legal team It seems like only yesterday Jennifer Pariser was testifying as a witness for the RIAA against Jammie Thomas. That was when she famously testified that "Making a copy of a purchased song is just a nice way of saying 'steals just one copy.'" The RIAA was apparently impressed by her performance and has hired her away from Sony BMG where she was Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Litigation and Anti-Piracy.
Despite their recent statement that they were done suing consumers over P2P file sharing, the RIAA apparently still found it useful to have someone with strong anti-consumer views leading their legal team. Pariser has been hired as their Senior Vice President of Litigation and Legal Affairs.

Of course just because the RIAA has put their legal jihad against file sharers on hold doesn't mean they won't be suing anyone. There are still torrent tracker sites, P2P software developers, satellite radio providers, ISPs and streaming audio companies who are already paying them.

Any or all of these organizations would make fine targets for future lawsuits. You didn't think the labels suddenly decided to join the 21st century did you?

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24 user comments

14.2.2009 0:33

and who says being a suckup wont get you a good job?

24.2.2009 0:52

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The RIAA was apparently impressed by her performance...
Why am I not surprised? RIAA will gladly be impressed by anyone who tries to screw over the average consumer. Man I can't wait till the day comes when the RIAA burns to the ground. They've been making a fool out of themselves already for a while, it's only a matter of time till someone "smart" in the government shuts these guys down for good.

34.2.2009 4:51

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The RIAA was apparently impressed by her performance...
Why am I not surprised? RIAA will gladly be impressed by anyone who tries to screw over the average consumer. Man I can't wait till the day comes when the RIAA burns to the ground. They've been making a fool out of themselves already for a while, it's only a matter of time till someone "smart" in the government shuts these guys down for good.
couldn't have said it any better myself. riaa doesn't own anybody at all, and hopefully this abuse of "RIAA power" will end cause its getting old.

44.2.2009 12:18

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"Making a copy of a purchased song is just a nice way of saying 'steals just one copy.'"
Yeah, this quote doesn't make any sense. So purchasing a song from a legit story then copying that song to your mp3 players is considered stealing...........

54.2.2009 15:31

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"Making a copy of a purchased song is just a nice way of saying 'steals just one copy.'"
Yeah, this quote doesn't make any sense. So purchasing a song from a legit story then copying that song to your mp3 players is considered stealing...........
yes

riaa want you to pay for the cd for your home hifi, pay for the cd for your car, pay for the download for your mp3 player, pay for the download for little tommy's mp3 player, pay for the download to use as a ringtone on your phone, and some little shit somwhere is trying to think of a way to get you to pay for whistling.

64.2.2009 21:43

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"Making a copy of a purchased song is just a nice way of saying 'steals just one copy.'"
Yeah, this quote doesn't make any sense. So purchasing a song from a legit story then copying that song to your mp3 players is considered stealing...........
yes

riaa want you to pay for the cd for your home hifi, pay for the cd for your car, pay for the download for your mp3 player, pay for the download for little tommy's mp3 player, pay for the download to use as a ringtone on your phone, and some little shit somwhere is trying to think of a way to get you to pay for whistling.
Yep, it's true.

75.2.2009 0:57

The RIAA has not yet finalized their new DRM technology, TAMMIE (Tactical Auditory Memory Manipulation and Induced Excitotoxicity). They are using this "Jennifer" to define the limits of this technology. From what I gather, it uses special audio frequency patterns that cause NMDA receptors and AMPA receptors to become overactivated.

So far testing has shown that this technology works very well. All case studies have shown that TAMMIE completely purges the song from memory. The effects of TAMMIE include dementia, amnesia, loss of vision, hearing loss, loss of sensation in extremities, loss of consciousness and loss of cognition. The RIAA is weighing whether or not this should be implemented on a full scale. Since this is embedded into the song at a production level, it is impossible to remove without sophisticated hardware. "Jennifer" will be used to determine which level of implementation will be used by viewing the results of certain patterns and the effects on the case subjects.

TAMMIE is similar to a technology the MPAA is working on to implement into video streams using light patterns (the original technology was developed by the military). It is said that both technologies will be used together to create the ultimate content "protection" system.

85.2.2009 13:55

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All case studies have shown that TAMMIE completely purges the song from memory.
Wait... what? I Googled "Tactical Auditory Memory Manipulation and Induced Excitotoxicity" and didn't find anything that I truly comprehended. (Actually, it sounds like a good title for a Frontline Assembly album) Can you reference something that explains this technology in layman's terms?

Sorry for being an idiot...
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95.2.2009 15:12

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The RIAA was apparently impressed by her Why am I not surprised? RIAA will gladly be impressed by anyone who tries to screw over the average consumer. Man I can't wait till the day comes when the RIAA burn to the ground. They've been making a fool out of themselves already for a while, it's only a matter of time till someone "smart" in the government shuts these guys down for good.
couldn't have said it any better myself. riaa doesn't own anybody at all, and hopefully this abuse of "RIAA power" will end cause its getting old.
oxymoron.someone smart in the government.
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106.2.2009 0:25

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All case studies have shown that TAMMIE completely purges the song from memory.
Wait... what? I Googled "Tactical Auditory Memory Manipulation and Induced Excitotoxicity" and didn't find anything that I truly comprehended. (Actually, it sounds like a good title for a Frontline Assembly album) Can you reference something that explains this technology in layman's terms?

Sorry for being an idiot...
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TAMMIE: Tactical Auditory Memory Manipulation and Induced Excitotoxicity

Abstract:

Neurologic impairment and other neuroinflammatory diseases correlates with injury to dendrites and synapses. We hypothesized that neuroinflammation makes dendrites susceptible to excitotoxic injury following synaptic activity. Using altered locrial audio frequencies we report that an inflammatory phospholipid is dramatically elevated in the brain promoting dendrite injury.
I guess the simplest way to describe it is melting one's brain with music. Now I feel like watching Welcome to NHK :P
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116.2.2009 8:36

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I guess the simplest way to describe it is melting one's brain with music. Now I feel like watching Welcome to NHK :P
Ah, OK, I see now. So to protect content, they'll actually make it harmful to humans.

126.2.2009 8:57

JaguarGod, very informative!

136.2.2009 14:05

@ JaguarGod ROFLMAO

146.2.2009 14:12

This women would have gotten a job either with the RIAA or Hollywood would have come knocking...

156.2.2009 14:21

@borhan9, No kidding, huh? This really sounds like scifi to me.

166.2.2009 14:42

Originally posted by Harkonenn:
This really sounds like scifi to me.
Of course it is! Even if it was possible, no way would they be allowed to do it... litigation city.

PLUS, it would just be one more excuse for people to download an unadulterated version someone would have made up for free.

176.2.2009 14:54

@Jemborg, True. I think historically, the tighter and more elaborate the attempts have been to protect content, the more creative and resourceful people have become to access that content in an unprotected form, and to circumvent or completely obliterate the protection.

186.2.2009 15:11

Right Harkonenn. Besides, think of the situation if someone's kid accidental hears the tainted sound- think of the hell to pay!

It's one thing to prevent someone from getting the content, an entirely different matter to hurt them physically for it. Just imagine if a radio station's filtering equipment failed accidentally, woe ho! LOL

Nup sorry, I can be as cynical as the next guy, and I know they are corporate psychopaths, but this is ludicrous- conspiracy heaven!

Already we've seen that the punitive actions the RIAA have gotten away with in civil courts are hurting their image. Besides that they are being called to question as unconstitutional (civil courts can only sue for damages). So naturally they have backed off in that area.

196.2.2009 22:10
Bluto1841
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Hey Jaguargod, I need a better explanation of TAMMIE!!! When a person buys a CD with this RIAA protection, does it come with a sharp probe for both ears for injection? How would they package that probe along with the CD? Perhaps it would also work with videos too, that is, if they had eye piercing needles to inject in each cornea. Again, packaging presents a problem. I suppose they could make smaller piercing tools to deliver the content that would be manufactured with nanotechnology.

Now comes the problem of how to load the disabling content into that small unit. Maybe if Jennifer just blows it into your ears and eyes it will work. Forget the nanotechnology.

207.2.2009 1:14

That's the beauty of TAMMIE. No probes or needles needed. It is part of the audio and implemented by altering some frequencies in the the music to create a specific pattern that will damage nerve cells. Depending on what effects the RIAA will want, they will create a pattern. Ever hear something that makes you lose track of time or "zone out"? This is TAMMIE in Developmental stages.

The video equivalent currently is in developmental stages as well. The MPAA is testing reaction to strobing in video. This is why movies have an increased level of strobing or flashing in action scenes. Also, the amount of scene changes or camera changes has increased as a supplemental factor increasing the level of nerve trauma.

These have their roots in Project MKULTRA. Although drugs are not used, they produce similar results.

217.2.2009 5:54

No, but I have heard music that's made me feel nauseous and sets my teeth grinding- but that's usually one of Coldplay's cookie cutter numbers or Bjork having one of her asthma attacks!

Btw, there's a couple of reptilian aliens at the front door asking directions for Buckingham Palace- can you help them out?

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Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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227.2.2009 6:01

whoops double post

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237.2.2009 11:23

@JaguarGod - MKULTRA (or MK-ULTRA) looks very promising. I particularly enjoyed reading about the Canadian experiments conducted by D.E. Cameron. Perhaps more mature incarnations of TAMMIE will actually aid in correcting certain mental and emotional aberrations and/or afflictions, and maybe even certain social problems as a whole. Imagine listening to the latest track from Coldplay (@Jemborg) and within 2.5 minutes from the initial beat forgetting all the troubling, nightmarish aspects of your life - such as those nagging bills, or the fact that you have parents, or even the fact that you exist.

Painless, permanent, piracy-protected.

247.2.2009 13:14

Originally posted by Harkonenn:
@JaguarGod - MKULTRA (or MK-ULTRA) looks very promising. I particularly enjoyed reading about the Canadian experiments conducted by D.E. Cameron. Perhaps more mature incarnations of TAMMIE will actually aid in correcting certain mental and emotional aberrations and/or afflictions, and maybe even certain social problems as a whole. Imagine listening to the latest track from Coldplay (@Jemborg) and within 2.5 minutes from the initial beat forgetting all the troubling, nightmarish aspects of your life - such as those nagging bills, or the fact that you have parents, or even the fact that you exist.

Painless, permanent, piracy-protected.
@Harkonenn - I wish to Zeus that I could forget at least half the insufferable ditties that my poor brain has inadvertently sucked up over the years, free up a bit of space!

Now we have a bloody show that reminds us to "Don't forget the Lyrics". Garr...it's enough to stop myself from putting my foot through the screen and sending them the bill!

As to the rest..."I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!"

Regards :)

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