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White House Lauds MN RIAA Win, Analysis of Victory 368

Posted by Zonk
from the really-could-have-done-without-that-this-week dept.
cnet-declan writes "The Bush administration's copyright czar says the RIAA's $222,000 recent jury verdict against a Minnesota woman shows copyright law is 'effective' and working as planned. C|Net's coverage has comments from Chris Israel, the U.S. Coordinator for International Intellectual Property Enforcement. Israel is formerly a senior Commerce Department official appointed by President Bush in July 2005 who previously worked for Time Warner's public policy arm (Warner Bros. Records is one of the plaintiffs in the RIAA case). The site also features an interview with Rep. Rick Boucher, no fan of the RIAA, on whether Congress will change the law, an analysis of why U.S. copyright law is broken, and four reasons why the RIAA won."
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White House Lauds MN RIAA Win, Analysis of Victory

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  • by martin-boundary (547041) on Saturday October 06, 2007 @05:23AM (#20877743)
    Emperor Bush: No pirate will dare oppose the RIAA now.

    Princess Hacka: The more you tighten your copyrights, the more songs will slip through the P2P nets.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 06, 2007 @05:42AM (#20877833)

    Well, neoconservatism, which as far as I can tell is the same thing, only with better suits.

    Fascism had waaaaay better uniforms and regalia.

  • by martin-boundary (547041) on Saturday October 06, 2007 @05:43AM (#20877839)
    Crap! I've been so traumatized by the recent episodes that the details of the original are already fuzzy!
  • by marcello_dl (667940) on Saturday October 06, 2007 @06:17AM (#20877969) Homepage Journal
    I completely agree. But I'd define this a mild "reign of terror".

    I am not liking it so I'm gonna fight it (as my ultimate rebellion is actually believing the propaganda called "democracy" and "justice" that some interest have fed us throughout the years).

    But how to fight? Shall I do exactly what they want us to avoid? Or avoid their products? Or avoid them but in the cases where they are extending copyright or patents on something they have no conceivable right on? (+70years, silly patents).

    On another perspective, NeoCons will have big explaining to do upstairs, if the God they're trying to justify themselves with is really there:

    - "You see, My Lord, I just wanted to..."
    - "Please, call me Allah."
    - "...Oopsie..."
  • The guy and his friends, as a group, have been almost unbelievable. What is even worse, is that on the rebound, a lot of people might actually think that voting for Hillary is a good idea. (shudder)

    My mother, unfortunately is one of those people. She simply cannot see how Hillary has changed from her days as first lady to the Cheney Lite drone she is today. There are many people who don't see this and it is indeed frightening.

    As for giving GWB a blowjob ....*sigh* I suppose I've given blowjobs for a lot less than the end of tyranny so I guess if you get him alone and hold him down, I'll take one for the geek world team, but damn, I expect a lifetime of free mp3's in return. I'd be an mp3 gazillionaire at MPAA rates.
  • by Dunbal (464142) on Saturday October 06, 2007 @07:54AM (#20878349)
    the Bush administration has an effective system for preventing that their friends are prosecuted.

          Of course they do. The kids' iPod contents are a state secret.
  • by ErrorBase (692520) <errorbase@hotmail.com> on Saturday October 06, 2007 @08:19AM (#20878505)

    As for giving GWB a blowjob ....*sigh* I suppose I've given blowjobs for a lot less than the end of tyranny so I guess if you get him alone and hold him down, I'll take one for the geek world team, but damn, I expect a lifetime of free mp3's in return. I'd be an mp3 gazillionaire at MPAA rates.
    Now there's a real patriot, put it on Youtube and I'll send you an URL. *ducks*

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