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RE: [dvd-discuss] Latest RIAA Tactic- Impersonating a Police Officer

May be the attorney for the EFF meant that ironic?

The RIAA could put themselves in "hand cuffs" by hiring people to
impersonate a police officer!  What would help EFF's case.

(I am not talking Copyright Infringement, here.)


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Subject: [dvd-discuss] Latest RIAA Tactic- Impersonating a Police

According to the LA Weekly (9-15jan2004) the latest RIAA tactic is to
hire ex- policeman to put on black"raid" vests, official looking IDs and
hit up street 
vendors, seizing suspected pirate material, telling vendors the next
time it 
will be handcuffs, taking pictures and issuing pink slips

One nice quote:
"The process of confiscating bootleg CDs from Street Vendors is exactly
the RIAA should be doing" said Jason Shultz, a staff attorney

Well Jason...if you read this, you have either been misquoted or need to
the Constitution - there is the due process clause and while nobody
condone copyright infringement, there is still that little issue that
must be 

(The LA Weekly is one of the freebee rags in LA. In NYC you have to buy
" The 
Voice"..in Cleveland "The Scene" was free"...so was the rag in Chicago
when I 
lived there..but LA has a zillion of them...in Redondo Beach they
publish the 
legal notices in a free paper which makes a weird sort of sense)