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Re: [dvd-discuss] CA Supreme Court hears Pavlovich Jurisdiction Challengein DVDCCA case

I think you're getting the picture....these are extremely STUPID PEOPLE! 
With huge bank accounts and access to even more. They are self centered, 
self serving people motivated only by fear, greed, sex, and drugs. For 
years the entertainment industry has pretty much been left to itself with 
little regulation or oversight. The accounting is crooked. Fraud is 
common.  Even Kaplan recognized the stupidity of the 2600 lawsuit with his 
comment on the other 29,999 kayakers coming down the Hudson...but it's 
about CONTROL. THese people exercise incredible amounts of control. They 
can make or break stars. They control the markets for distribution. Other 
than a few, most recording artists dont' see a penny off recordings. The 
industry wide contract is indentured servitude. The entertainment industry 
owns the footage, scripts, cuts, studio tapes, released albums, unreleased 
ones. It's an incredibley corrupt industry with illegal practices and 
accounting...but who takes them on? The DoJ?

Tom <tom@lemuria.org>
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09/08/2002 11:28 PM
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        Subject:        Re: [dvd-discuss] CA Supreme Court hears Pavlovich Jurisdiction Challenge 
in DVDCCA case

On Sun, Sep 08, 2002 at 06:33:32PM -0700, D. C. Sessions wrote:
> > so the DVDCCA has an unwinnable case, unless their lawyers are
> > extremely stupid (or just greedy), they know it - and still they push
> > on. why? might it be that as long as the case is undecided, an
> > atmosphere of uncertainty keeps their monopoly alive?
> No, silly!  It's because the studios have so much more money
> than the defense that they figure they can bankrupt them
> before the case reaches checkmate.

that falls in the "extremely stupid" category then, because they've
already spent $4 mio in NY without that effect, and the Cal case has
been going on for even longer.

pub  1024D/2D7A04F5 2002-05-16 Tom Vogt <tom@lemuria.org>
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