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#1 yano

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 08:42 PM

If suing a dead grandmother wasn't enough they have finally sued a family that doesn't even own a computer. :thumbsup:

I think the RIAA needs to re-evaluate how it tracks down the illegal file-sharers. They never have any concrete evidence, because very few people sue back. People go the cheap route (sometimes, in cases where they didn't even do anything) just to avoid all the extra court charges. If they don't own a computer one could always get there case thrown out.

Latest case that should be thrown out: http://techdirt.com/articles/20060424/1141216.shtml


I have no problem on cutting down on the REAL ILLEGAL FILE SHARERS but stop with the ridiculous cases!!!

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 10:06 PM

.....that's almost as bad as suing an amish person for making prank phone calls.....

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 10:17 PM

I doubt the police could get a search warrant so easily as the RIAA appears to be doing.

Exactly! The RIAA has been known just to go to an ISP in an area with a compliant that someone is sharing file-illegal and then the ISP will send out a letter to everyone in that sector (probably just 5 people) and then wait for someone to respond. If someone does, ooops, guess we found our culprit!!!


http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20060320/0216205.shtml

Judge Tells RIAA They Don't Get To Randomly Hunt Through Everyone's Computers


The RIAA demanded full access to her computer -- which she rightly felt was a violation of her privacy, as there was a lot more on her computer that obviously had nothing to do with the case. A judge has agreed and told the woman she can hire her own forensics expert, and bill the RIAA for any expenses.

Finally someone stood up to the RIAA.

It's like this:

This is like me claiming you have stolen a CD from me, and so you have to hire a forensics expert to search your house for any traces of the CD I claim you stole. It's ludicris. I doubt the police could get a search warrant so easily as the RIAA appears to be doing.


Edited by yano, 24 April 2006 - 10:17 PM.


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Posted 03 May 2006 - 02:46 PM

Pffft! Don't even get me going about the RIAA! :thumbsup:

How they actually go about getting the names of people from the ISP's should be illegal. How they threaten the individual they that "say" is visiting these sites should be illegal (calling them and threatening to sue them for 6 digit figures unless they pay them roughly thousands, usually less than 10k to avoid going to court). How they blanket sue 200+ individuals at once, instead of suing them indivdually actually IS illegal....what about a right to a fair trial?

I've read a lot on the RIAA, and how they go about suing people. Finally, the ISP's have started sticking up for their customers, and the courts have started telling the RIAA that they'll have to sue people individually, to ensure a fair trial.

The RIAA's tactics are ridiculous, and nothing shy of tactics used by the old mafia (pay us or else). How many times have they sued people for visiting P2P sites, and come to find out, well, they don't own a computer, or they're dead, or it's an old apple that doesn't support P2P. And why hasn't anyone said "yes, I visisted those sites, but never downloaded a song that I didn't own the CD that it was on." Let them check the drive, and then if/when they find music that used to be on there that was deleted, well, "I sold that CD in a yard sale last year, so I deleted it off my hard drive."

Pffft! The RIAA is a joke, and I hope some one sues them for all they are worth :flowers:
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