Home | Community | Message Board


Vaposhop
Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflinemotamanM
old hand
 User Gallery
Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 6,021
Last seen: 10 days, 22 hours
Recording industry sends out 204 lawsuit warnings
    #2021011 - 10/18/03 06:52 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2003/10/18/state1751EDT0053.DTL

Recording industry sends out 204 lawsuit warnings

Saturday, October 18, 2003

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------



(10-18) 14:51 PDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) --

The record industry's trade group is changing its tune as it prepares to sue another 204 people suspected of illegally swapping music over the Internet.

The Recording Industry Association of America started mailing sternly worded warnings last week. Unlike last month's crackdown against 261 alleged song sharers, the targets are being notified before lawsuits are filed.

"In light of the comments we have heard, we want to go the extra mile and offer illegal file sharers an additional chance to work this out, short of legal action," said RIAA president Cary Sherman.

The letters give the recipients 10 days to contact the RIAA to discuss a settlement and avoid a formal lawsuit. The RIAA declined to identify the individuals, but said they were sharing an average of more than 1,000 songs on their computers.

The advanced notice also could help the RIAA avoid embarrassment.

Last month's targets included a 12-year-old girl and a grandmother who claimed she was falsely accused of sharing rap songs. Many of the accused learned of the lawsuits when they were called by reporters.

So far, the RIAA says it has settled 64 suits and received an average of $3,000 per settlement. It also has dropped one suit against a Boston woman whose computer could not run the peer-to-peer file-sharing program she was accused of running.

Last month's lawsuits also drew criticism from members of Congress, including Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn.

"The senator certainly thinks it's a step in the right direction, and wishes it had happened sooner," said Tom Steward, a Coleman spokesman.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil liberties group, says the RIAA is making a mistake by not listening to music fans.

"Instead of continuing their legal crusade, the record labels should give their customers the option to pay a reasonable fee to continue file-sharing," said Wendy Seltzer, a staff attorney for the foundation.





--------------------
http://heffter.org


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineSeussA
Error: divide byzero

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 04/27/01
Posts: 23,480
Loc: Caribbean
Last seen: 22 days, 13 hours
Re: Recording industry sends out 204 lawsuit warnings [Re: motaman]
    #2024753 - 10/20/03 08:02 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

> The letters give the recipients 10 days to contact the RIAA to discuss a settlement and avoid a formal lawsuit. The RIAA declined to identify the individuals, but said they were sharing an average of more than 1,000 songs on their computers.

Thats not a bad scam... you mass mail a couple million people and threaten them with a lawsuit unless they pay (er, settle) up front.

> So far, the RIAA says it has settled 64 suits and received an average of $3,000 per settlement

Thats a wopping... drum roll please... $192,000.  I wonder how big their legal bill is.  :grin:


--------------------
Just another spore in the wind.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleTinMan
Stranger

Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 2,956
Loc: Russia
Re: Recording industry sends out 204 lawsuit warnings [Re: Seuss]
    #2025700 - 10/20/03 03:20 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

You could just dump all your songs and take them to court. Then countersue for a few million...


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Kazaa turns tables on record labels Raadt 856 5 09/28/03 06:02 AM
by canid
* Government Wants Industrial Hemp Lawsuit Thrown Out [ND] veggie 1,351 5 08/25/07 05:29 PM
by EntheogenicPeace
* Medical marijuana has become a growth industry in Colorado veggie 3,034 14 02/05/09 04:32 PM
by ScavengerType
* Lower gas prices, marijuana topics in lawsuit filed chubbycharley 1,837 11 06/04/07 02:01 AM
by chubbycharley
* Farmers sue DEA for right to grow industrial hemp Bridgeburner 1,958 5 10/20/07 01:37 PM
by johnm214
* Marijuana Industry Booming in Canada DNKYD 912 1 03/13/05 05:54 PM
by dopehat20
* New Orleans drug raid ends in lawsuit [LA] veggie 2,086 8 09/30/08 12:50 AM
by GetTheFuckOut
* How medical marijuana is transforming the pot industry veggie 4,739 13 07/25/08 07:43 PM
by KarenTandy

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: motaman, karode13, Alan Rockefeller, naum, Mostly_Harmless
893 topic views. 0 members, 2 guests and 4 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Everything Mushrooms
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.039 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 14 queries.