Obama Hearts RIAA

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In a move that is making internet music listeners not too happy, Obama’s heavily RIAA affiliated staff has sided with the RIAA in the case of SONY BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum. This seems as if it could be the ultimate fear tactic in the attempts to thwart illegal downloading. The ruling would seek to get “statutory damages” (just because it says statutory does not mean it has anything to do with your backstage life-ed.)for illegal downloads. In plain english, they could try to get money for you from records you have downloaded in the past. The case has many hairy proceedings that have been summarised here.
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