Anyone wonder why the RIAA is almost impossible to defend?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Lounge' started by Ken McDaniel, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. Ken McDaniel

    Ken McDaniel Active Member War Zone Member

    Seriously, these guys have lost all credibility in my book, absolutely all of it. Artists are better off hiring their own representatives to recoup losses because the RIAA is going to way of pawn shop debt collectors.

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    When you employ tactics worse than the people you persecute, you're pretty much trash. This is no longer a credible, professional organization.
     
  2. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    Re: Anyone wonder why the RIAA is almost impossible to defen

    You really aren't just NOW coming to this conclusion are you? :wink:
     
  3. Ken McDaniel

    Ken McDaniel Active Member War Zone Member

    Not now, but it's about time we publicly flog them for time to time. I actually made a mistake using the word "professional" earilier; as they clearly have no code of ethics to adhere to, they are not eligible for the term.
     
  4. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    I think she has a pretty good harassment suit going here. She should document everything and string this out as long as possible. They more the harass her, the bigger the judgement (in her favor) will be.

    And feed it all to the press too. The negative PR they get will cost them more than the judgement. She should insist on going to court.

    :D
     
  5. Max Yokell

    Max Yokell Well-Known Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    I agree with Mike drag their name through the mud and make fools of them in court and then try and get musicians to come out against them, maybe get Weird Al to write a song about and maybe then the courts will learn to take them for what they are.

    Our Court systems are not meant to be used to bully the people they are meant to resolve legitimate problems and this group has been defiling the good faith writing of our constitution.
     
  6. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

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    What Drew said, I've felt this way for years, back when you had to be a "pirate" (I guess) to hate the RIAA. If you're not doing anything wrong what do you care? You think they're just targeting random people? Uhm yeah. You know what, FUCK the RIAA, and the MPAA. Fuck 'em.
     
  7. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    Let it out man. You can't keep doing this, this holding your emotions back. It's not healthy.
     
  8. Drew Mitten

    Drew Mitten New Member

    Im telling on you. I am going to PM the ADMIN for your inapropriate use of words. :lol:
     
  9. cjd

    cjd New Member

    Her suit against the RIAA, the specific companies that make up the RIAA, and the company that was once "MediaSentry" that did the total hack job of interpretation is looking interesting. 3 of the 4 claims *have already been proven in court* - the fourth is one about harassment and extortion... which, somehow, I don't see being difficult to prove. Time will tell.

    C
     
  10. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

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    Haha, I'll make it official forum policy that you must hat the RIAA if you don't watch it ;)
     
  11. Drew Mitten

    Drew Mitten New Member

    I like hats! :wink:
     
  12. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

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    That's why Larry's here. But you know what I meant :D
     
  13. LarryB

    LarryB Active Member

    I'm the mad hatter around here, and I'm not going to sit back and let the RIAA take over my turf. :)
     
  14. Greg W

    Greg W New Member

    That's just...wow. I don't see how their clients can remain clients, in good consciousness...
     
  15. Colton

    Colton New Member War Zone Member

    The RIAA (and MPAA) are just a bunch of corporate thugs holding on to old traditions that should have died off long ago.
     
  16. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    Their sad devotion to that ancient religion hasn't given them the clairvoyance enough to conjure up the IP logs..... Wait, never mind.
     
  17. capsuleri

    capsuleri Well-Known Member


    "First they came for the Communists but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out;
    Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists but I was not one of them, so I did not speak out;
    Then they came for the Jews but I was not Jewish so I did not speak out.
    And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me."


    Martin Niemoller, 1892-1984

    That is why people should speak out before it is too late...
     
  18. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

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    Is that a violation of Godwin's Law?
     
  19. brianca

    brianca New Member

    From all I've read, she has a great chance of winning this. I doubt she'll get the damages she's asking, but I think it was clever to ask for them.
     
  20. brianca

    brianca New Member

    I suppose it'll probably end up a lot like the kamehameha case did here in hawaii. When it's clear that they are going to lose, the RIAA will push for an out of court settlement to prevent the judgement from going on the record. If I were betting, that's how I think it'll go down.
     

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