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Re: [News] Musicians Rebels Against Moguls, There is a Better Way

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____/ High Plains Thumper on Tuesday 13 Oct 2009 11:31 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Moby: The RIAA Needs to be Disbanded
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> The two million dollar fine handed out to Jammie Thomas by a
>>> Minnesota jury this week hasnât done the music industryâs
>>> image much good. While lawyers and high level managers at
>>> the major labels cracked open the Champagne, artists such as
>>> Moby and Radiohead shook their heads in shame at what the
>>> music world has become.
>> `----
>> http://torrentfreak.com/moby-the-riaa-needs-to-be-disbanded-090620/
> It is rather amazing that in the US, one can get away with
> murder, rape, grand larceny, drug trafficking but pays a greater
> fine for stealing music.  Something is not right.  I am not
> saying that theft of music is wrong, because it is.

It's not theft. It's illegal copying (copyright infringement).

> A much lesser fine would have gotten the message across, and
> would IMO be considered just.
> It seems that crime against a poor man is worth less than a crime
> against the rich man.

See the recent healthcare fiasco.

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