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Re: [dvd-discuss] Hacking requires search warrant -- ruling

On 15 Nov 2002 at 17:36, Glendon M. Gross wrote:

Date sent:      	Fri, 15 Nov 2002 17:36:17 -0800
From:           	"Glendon M. Gross" <gross@xinetd.com>
Organization:   	Xinetd Communications
To:             	dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
Subject:        	Re: [dvd-discuss] Hacking requires search warrant -- ruling
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> I can't help feeling that this is like the death-throes of a 
> soon-to-be-defunct organization.   The RIAA is so out of touch with what 
> both the artists and the consuming public want that it will not surprise 
> me if they are completely defunct within 10 years.  By criminalizing the 
> sharing of music, they not only are suppressing the sales of recordings 
> but they are angering their constituants.  Some people are not ever 
> going to forgive the RIAA for their heavy handed tactics. Regrettably 
> the emphasis on the law and lawyers tends to be detrimental to the 
> creative process, in my opinion.
> Maybe some smart lawyer will initiate a class-action suit against the 
> RIAA for the damage they have done to the artists and composers.  

HOw about a good old fashioned Anti-Trust lawsuit from the DoJ of the type that 
Teddy Roosevelt and Wm. H. Taft did about 100 yrs ago against the sugar trust, 
Standard Oil etc....you know, exercise a little ecomomic and political 
conservativism by letting ones self be guided by history

>I have 
> read a lot of arguments on the basis of fair use, but what about the way 
> the rights of composers to market their work have been trampled upon? 
> The DMCA has set the whole industry back at least 10 years by 
> interfering with the most natural human impulses on the part of music 
> lovers.  By criminalizing the simple act of sharing, they have proven 
> themselves to be betrayers of the very trust they have sworn to uphold.
> I realize that my opinions may sound radical to some, but as a musician 
> and composer I am furious about what the RIAA has done to the music 
> business.
> Tom wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 15, 2002 at 02:11:54PM -0800, Michael A Rolenz wrote:
> > 
> >>I liked the comment on "The hacker then played the role of a 
> >>cybervigilante"...Rep. Berman's bill is of the same ilk. What the good 
> >>Congressman doesn't seem to grasp is the notions on innocence until proven
> >>guilty IN A COURT OF LAW and as such, the media content providers are acting
> >>as cyybervigilantes and no act of congress can make it otherwise. Berman wants
> >>to subvert the judicial system.
> > 
> > 
> > Still fooled by the smoke and mirrors?
> > 
> > Even the media mafia knows that they are treating on very thin ice
> > there, and that even if they get a law passed in the US, they will get
> > sued to hell and back in other countries if they actually go cracking
> > machines.
> > Not to mention that they're talking about what is a CRIME in most
> > western jurisdictions. "conspiracy to commit a criminal offense"
> > anyone? As soon as this leaves the FUD stage, RIAA is in the same
> > league as MAFIA, and unless they are even more stupid than I believe
> > them to be, they know it.
> > 
> >