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[News] The MAFIAA and Jammie Thomas Unable to Settle

  • Subject: [News] The MAFIAA and Jammie Thomas Unable to Settle
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 11:45:57 +0000
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RIAA rejects reduced fine for 'piracy' 

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| THE BIG MUSIC recording companies have 
| rejected a judge's ruling that a central 
| Minnesota woman found guilty of sharing 24 
| songs over the Internet should be ordered 
| to pay 'only' $54,000.


Jammie Thomas Rejects Offer From RIAA To Settle For $25k Plus
Request For Judge To Vacate Last Week's Decision

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| The RIAA would just like the case to be 
| over, but doesn't want to set the 
| precedent, so they ask Thomass-Rasset to 
| pay less, but the "trade" is to get the 
| decision deleted. Thomas-Rasset quickly 
| rejected the offer, and now it seems 
| likely that the RIAA will reject the 
| reduced amount and everyone will go back 
| to trial over just the damage amount.


Corporate Copyright Scofflaws 0002

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| The largest copyright pirates are the 
| large corporations, particularly in the 
| content distribution business. Yes, those 
| companies who scream the loudest that 
| their customers are âpiratingâ movies, 
| songs, books, etc. In this series, we are 
| going to look at cases where these 
| companies have engaged in large scare 
| copyright infringement.


Tintin Fans Attacked By Tintin Lawyer

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| Rodwellâs latest target is Bob Garcia, âa 
| detective novelist, jazz musician and 
| Tintin aficionado,â who has been ordered 
| by British courts to hand over Â35,000 or 
| face the possibility of having his house 
| and belongings seized. His crime: writing 
| five essays about the character. 



RIAA lied to the US Congress

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| In April the RIAA told US lawmakers that it was not going to chase individual
| file-sharers any more and was going to stop dragging grannies, homeless
| people and kids into court using dodgy evidence obtained by methods that
| seemed to break some state laws.


RIAA: "we have no choice" but to file more named lawsuits

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| The RIAA said it would file no more "new" lawsuits against individual
| file-swappers, but it filed more such lawsuits in April. How to explain the
| apparent contradiction? By defining "new" in a particular way.


The RIAA vs. 19 Year Old Cancer Patient

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| Among the RIAA's latest targets in its campaign to sue its customer base into
| submission is a 19-year-old cancer patient. Ciaro Sauro was ruled a music
| pirate after failing to defend herself in court against charges from the RIAA
| that she was sharing music files online. Ms. Sauro has said she couldn't
| defend herself as she is hospitalized once a week, and vehemently denies the
| allegations that she is a pirate.


RIAA Sued For Racketeering Yet Again

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| A few people have filed lawsuits against the RIAA for racketeering in the
| past, though these charges have always been dismissed. In one such case,
| where the filed charges were dismissed over the summer, new claims were filed
| again charging the RIAA with racketeering for extortion, mail fraud and wire
| fraud in its ongoing efforts involving weakly supported threats against
| alleged file sharers demanding money to avoid being sued.

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