Student threatens suicide over RIAA lawsuit

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Jul 8, 2009
  1. emupaul
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    why do you think there hasn't been more news about this? media blackout?

    "Chicago student threatened to kill herself after being terrorised by Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG’s RIAA as part of their sue ‘em all marketing campaign"

    I hardly see news on mainstream tv about

    Joel Tenenbaum

    Jamie Thompson

    and others being terrorized.


    Appeals court: no webcast for Joel Tenenbaum, no public awarness here either

    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/20...l-tenenbaum.ars

    what are they hiding?
     
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    Probably because no one cares about a whiny teenager that's trying to get out of her lawsuit.
     
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    Well, yes, but this might be her only power over these wealthy-corporate-multinational-types... More power to her...
     
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    These wealthy-corporate-multinational-types would be willing to dig up somebody's dead grandmother just to sue; I doubt they would make an exception for her.
     
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    No surprize here. Its not a bad idea, actually.
     
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    True, but it's bad publicity... and bad publicity is not good for business...
     
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    That is why they formed the RIAA shell corporation. No one in the general public knows the companies behind them. Once RIAA is completely disgraced they will disband it and form another company with a different name and start over. Meanwhile all the lemmings continue buying PS3s and supporting terrorism.
     
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    your right but i don't think they give a crap if she does go suicide or not
     
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    If it happens it would probably cause a public outrage. Not that all this litigation hasn't caused enough already, if anything it would change
    the law on copyright and the use of statutory damages those two should not even be used in the same sentence. If any judge rules that it is ok to charge
    80,000 per song that is pure wrong and evil.

    (note the women in the picture isn't the teenage girl, she is someone else being wronged by riaa)

    if this was you would you pay it? hell no, riaa corporation after this point in time OWNS U.
    it wasnt even this women who did it, it was her kid.

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    I wouldn't pay that kind of money to the music cartel. I think it's ridiculous how much these private corporations can influence governments and dictate to isps to hand over private details without any form of due process.
     
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    Don't worry, I personally have it in for the Music Publishers Association of America cause they are a bunch of money hungry Nazi's who think that guitar transcriptions which are nothing more then artist interpretations are copyright infringement despite the fact that a lot of songs are transcribed differently. Being a guitar player myself, downloading tabs on the internet is a great way to learn songs, however since the MPAA went on their little tyrade about 3 years ago and started shutting down guitar tablature websites left and right that were in their juristiction, on more then a few occasions I have written their president and told him to go fuck himself for being a money hungry Nazi douchebag. And ya know what, if they want to come after me for downloading tablature that usually isn't correct, incomplete and just a bunch of numbers on a page, let em cause I don't think that any of the songs I play are exactly as their transcriptionists have done things, in fact I know that some of their official transcriptions in the songbooks I have are wrong.
     
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    if they are going to kill themselves, they could at least make like a real martyr and go bomb the RIAA HQ... at least that way they could take some of the bastards with them.

    you know, numerous times I have tried to see things from the RIAA's point of view, but I just couldn't get my head far enough up my own arse.
     
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    Only problem with that is people would feel sorry for the ~victims~ who worked for the RIAA who died. Media would shine a bad light on the pirate who blew them up. They'd also end up blaming it on videogames and not the lawsuit also while they're at it. [​IMG]
     
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    if it was like $500 a d/l give or take it would be a whiny teenager. 80 grand a download for things that most likely barely add up to that is practically an eighth amendment violation.

    I'd fucking take this shit to the supreme court before i kill myself
     
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    haha. WTF? Playsatation3 funds terrorism.
     
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    north korea's missile system is fueled by THE POWAH OF TEH CELL!!!!111
     
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    Considering most bands don't even make 500 bucks for each record sale, the RIAA are just being a bunch of Nazi's by targeting people downloading music for free. Granted I pay for most of my music unless I am listening to something new, then I will legally purchase something if I think it's worth spending the money on.
     
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    Lemmings are 360 owners retard [​IMG]
     
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    Seriously, $80,000 per song? That seems overly drastic for a song. There's corporal greed everywhere you go I suppose.
     

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