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    The RIAA Loses Another File-Sharing Case

    RIAA starting to lose cases....

    A federal judge has dismissed Elektra v. Santangelo with prejudice, leaving the door open for defendant Patti Santangelo to recover attorneys' fees from the RIAA. Last month, Judge Colleen McMahon denied the RIAA's motion to dismiss the case without prejudice, ruling that the case should either be dismissed with prejudice or proceed to trial so that Santangelo could have a shot at being exonerated of the RIAA's accusations of file-sharing and copyright infringement.


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    A really good source for all the court actions:

    http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/

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    Thanks for the links

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    Good ....I hope the RIAA burns

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzo View Post
    Good ....I hope the RIAA burns

    I have to agree cause anyone could claim they own a song blah blah it's a mess that there is so many other laws that would say it's ok to do that and this

    burb burn i say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mccoffee View Post
    I have to agree cause anyone could claim they own a song blah blah it's a mess that there is so many other laws that would say it's ok to do that and this

    burb burn i say.
    Huh?

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    I'll try again he he


    in the begining there was bogus lawsuits i'll try to find the articles that state this where people claimed they own the rights to songs when they really didn't still won the case.


    You are allowed to have a copy of any material if it's less then oringal quality in case of music i think movies as well.


    I"m not a lawyer i play one on tv what's odd though clinton had a computer act where they can't search a server without a warrant well in the case of your computer in a p2p it's still technically a server though since you are providing information.


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    True owners of the songs have the right to protect them as well.

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    Uh, this is getting a little confusing.

    You write a song, words and music. It is automatically copyrighted when you write it down.

    Someone performs the song. Their performance is automatically copyrighted when they record the performance.

    The song writer and the performer contract with a record company to distribute the song, and pay a royalty to both the performer and the composer based upon the number of copies sold and the number of times it is played on the air, on a jujebox, in a bar, etc.

    Joe College decides he doesn't want to pay for the music, so he downloads it via a P2P network, and in the process redistributes it. Nobody gets paid.

    The RIAA sues on behalf of the recording company, who holds the copyright on the recording..

    At this point the RIAA makes a total mess of things, pretty much beyond belief. The problem starts with the fact that the record companies have no idea of how to market music in today's world. If it were up to them, car owners would be required to purchase a curry comb (used to comb a horse's coat) before they were allowed to drive a horseless carriage. None of this makes downloading and distributing legal nor moral.

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    This ruling really kicks them in the balls.....

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    These bastards deserve to drown in their own blood. I am proud to say I have never supported any of their crap with my hard earned dollars over the years. In fact I'll seed'em to bleed'em and never hear a note of it


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