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Links 1 through 8 of 8 by Clint JCL tagged JammieThomas

There is absolutely no justification whatsoever for this. The RIAA did NOT lose $1.92M by having 24 files downloaded by someone who never would have [and hopefully never will] bought a cd from them in the first place. Hurry up and fucking die, record labels.

The jury awarded more damages per song than if she'd prevented all copies of the song from ever being sold. Think the artists will see any of that?

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Yet again, Obama is packing the Department Of Justice with lawyers friendly to the copyright brigade. Anyone had their YouTube videos sound removed for daring to have Warner music in the background? Expect the corporate agenda to be furthered with these corporate copyright shills now being given more power than ever.
No change or hope here! This guy helped pull the plug on Grokster, sued Google on behalf of Viacom, and represented the RIAA against Jammie Thomas, giving her a verdict of over $9000 per mp3 downloaded -- a ridiculous verdict based on legal theory that has now been discounted, and which has now been set aside.

And now we're giving him part of the Obama administration? How will the liberal Obama-worshipers manage to convince themselves cheer for this one?

Hell, Joe Biden wants *criminal* prosecutions of mp3 downloaders. Ridiculous. As if the current RIAA lawsuits aren't bad enough. As if the country doesn't have bigger problems than the entertainment industry.

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And in the ultimate in-your-face follow-up, it looks like the jury instructions were indeed invalid; the RIAA's 11th hour tactic didn't work, the $220,000 damages were set aside, and now they've not been allowed to appeal that fact. Of course, I said this the night it happened: That the only way they won was by getting a bullshit argument into the judge at the last minute. And that argumnent has since been thrown out.

Even if they win, they are going to lose money (as this whole campaign has). This is around the time that they decided to start going after ISPs instead of individuals. Which would be like the FBI telling Verizon they have to listen to our phone calls to hear if we are talking about anything illegal....

Here's wishing for the complete and utter destruction of the music industry. Music existed before you, and music existed after you. The short period of time during which physical recordings are sold for profit is naught but a tiny blip in the long history of music.

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The judge is considering a retrial. Awesome. Meanwhile, Universal Music Group, who was found in court to violate copyright themselves, complain about statutory damages being too high. Thomas was fined $9000 per mp3, but they didn't complain about that.

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So if a kid went into a record store and stole a cd, $111,000 would not be "so severe and oppressive as to be wholly disproportioned to the offense or obviously unreasonable."'????
Just checking, because stealing an actual cd is far worse than p2p.

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Jammie Thomas, who the RIAA successfully sued for allegedly using Kazaa to share mp3s, gives her story in her own words, and corrects some misconceptions about her case.

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So an internet case "won" by the RIAA was "won" by a jury that included people who had never been on the internet. You know, the "someone hijacked my computer" excuse has been established in defending CHILD PORN, but NOT downloading mp3s? wtf?

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