Anti-RIAA News

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Judge deals blow to RIAA’s boilerplate copyright infringement complaints

arstechnica.com — Drawing on a recent Supreme Court decision, a federal judge tells the RIAA that the record labels’ boilerplate copyright infringement complaints aren’t enough to win even a default judgment.

The RIAA are extortionists

forums.somethingawful.com — Follow up on the SA user being sued by the RIAA More…

How Revolting!

dailyaspect.blogspot.com — A colorful but incisive rant against Copyright Royalty Judges. In somewhat antiquated language, hurling vicious but archaic insults at the “elite” (i.e., RIAA, SoundExchange, et al), the contention is that layering the Copyright Act with unworkable provisions, the CRB risks destroying enforceability of the entire Act. More…

RIAA file-sharing case ending with squabble over check for attorneys’ fees

arstechnica.com — The RIAA and a file-sharing defendant continue to fight over attorneys’ fees—even after the RIAA cut a check for $68,685.23. Now, defendant Debbie Foster wants direct deposit—with interest. More…

RIAA v. The People: Four years later! More reason to hate the RIAA!

nacua.org — The lawsuits, however, are not working. Today, downloading from P2P networks is more popular than ever, despite the public awareness of lawsuits. One thing has become clear: suing music fans is no answer to the P2P dilemma…More…

Court rules in favor of allofmp3.com ~ So sorry RIAA =(

reuters.com — A Russian court acquitted the former boss of music download Web site www.allofmp3.com of breaching copyright in a case seen as a key test of Russia’s commitment to fighting piracy. The allofmp3.com Web site angered Western music companies by offering downloads far cheaper than the market price in deals they said breached copyright law More…

Music Lovers Fight Back – RIAA Named In Class-Action Lawsuit

lawsuitsandjudgments.com — An Oregon woman is sued by the RIAA fought back and won. Now she and her lawyers are filing a class action suit on behalf of all the innocent victims. The suit alleges that the RIAA knowingly uses flawed investigative tactics to single out individuals for its suits. This is the only article I have seen that links to the lawyers site. More…

What to do when the RIAA comes callig

engadget.com — Great Engadget technology law article! More…

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