Mass BitTorrent case judge is ex-RIAA lobbyist, DMCA drafter

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Mass BitTorrent case judge is ex-RIAA lobbyist, DMCA drafter.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/03/UZp2vo.jpg[/newsimage]Last week Judge Beryl Howell filed a 42-page opinion on why movie studios like those previously involved in a copyright infringement case surrounding the illegal distribution of the  film "The Hurt Locker" and others should be free to lump together a group of defendants instead of filing against each individual John Doe. The approval of mass litigation was certainly a blow to the defendants and the lawyers who represent them as it falls squarely on the side of prosecutors. Reports soon surfaced of a possible conflict of interest in regards to Judge Howell's ruling. Are they serious accusations, or just baseless knee-jerk reactionaryism? 


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Further proof that the Judicial wing of our government is overstepping its boundries. If I recall the Judicial system is to decide if laws are legal or not. They do not make laws, that is left to Congress (when you can get them to work together, that is.) Good thing she wasn’t part of the Limewire suit, if so they’d have gotten their 75 trillion dollars, lol. If our founding fathers were still alive today, I wonder how many congress people Aaron Burr would have popped a cap in their asses for such childish behaviors?


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[QUOTE=trust2112;2582360]Further proof that the Judicial wing of our government is overstepping its boundries. If I recall the Judicial system is to decide if laws are legal or not. They do not make laws, that is left to Congress (when you can get them to work together, that is.) Good thing she wasn’t part of the Limewire suit, if so they’d have gotten their 75 trillion dollars, lol. If our founding fathers were still alive today, I wonder how many congress people Aaron Burr would have popped a cap in their asses for such childish behaviors?[/QUOTE]

Bravo brother bravo.