Judge: RIAA appeal in file sharing case refused

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#1

I just posted the article Judge: RIAA appeal in file sharing case refused.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)'s appeal in the Jammie Thomas case has been denied, which could bring the long legal case to a rather anticlimactic end.
U.S. District Judge…

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#2

RIAA is now 0 for 1 when it comes to actually taking people to court, but don’t expect to see the final handful of people being sued to follow in Jammie’s foot steps, IMO.

It’ll be interesting to see how the RIAA works with the law designed to put more pressure on the ISPs.


#3

I just wish that more people would have had the resources to take their case to court. If they had then perhaps these ridiculous law suits would have stopped sooner.

I don’t download or swap any songs, but the entire concept of suing your customer’s has caused me to boycott the entire music industry. It will be a long, long time before I buy a music CD. The music industry should have figured out a business model where they could have made a profit using the peer to peer sofware. If the price had been right then I don’t believe that you would have had any problem with pirating.


#4

I personally think that p2p software is the same thing as recording your favorite song from the radio, or having your friend make a copy of the new CD they just bought. The music “people” lose money that way, too, but no one is ever brought to court over it. It’s just one of the Seven Sins rearing it’s ugly head. (greed)