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Music Downloading Spoof

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Gotta love those kids from South Park!!! Not that I advocate not paying for commercial music, but the RIAA (with DRM and such) have helped create their own “issue” when people can’t listen to or purchase music in perfectly legal ways due to the frenzied antics and scare tactics of the music industry – and [...]

RIAA Playing Risky Business

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Looks like the RIAA is getting a little worried about their old game plan and are now trying a new tactic. Rather then simply dismissing all their cases without prejudice – meaning basically that they’re claiming no harm, no foul, the defendant can’t go back on them for attorney fees, and the RIAA can still [...]

RIAA Gets Slapped

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

In this, the United States of Litigation, it’s refreshing to see an attorney who actually thinks logically about law in the real-world. The RIAA went and filed a lawsuit against a middle-aged DEAD man and got their butt handed back to them. The defendent’s attorney penned this wonderful email back to the RIAA attorney’s. It’s [...]

RIAA – Cash Cow Coming to a Close?

Monday, January 8th, 2007

The RIAA has sued thousands of individuals for what it terms “illegal downloads”. (Let’s disregard for the moment the fact that even if a person knowingly and willingly downloads an mp3 of a copyrighted song they are in NO WAY performing a criminal act – that in fact they are guilty of simple copyright infringement.) [...]

AllOfMP3 Gets Press…

Friday, December 29th, 2006

…although arguably not necessarily in a good way. On the other and, any press is good press, right? Wired Blog has an entry about the recent ridiculous suit filed by the RIAA against the Russian MP3 site. With the RIAA claiming that AllOfMP3 has been used to “pirate” 11 million songs and with the U.S. [...]

Sam Stryke

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Sam Stryke has a new album released for Christmas this year, which I found exciting. I first came across Sam’s music waaaay back in 1991 when I met him in a local “Believe in Music” store in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was self-promoting his first album, called “In the Wind”. I talked with him for [...]

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