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      Music industry sues 784 users of Kazaa, Grokster, LimeWire


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      From yahoo:

      Wed Jun 29, 7:06 PM ET

      WASHINGTON (AFP) - The
      Recording Industry Association of America filed a new series of complaints against US-based users of peer-to-peer software distributors Kazaa,
      Grokster and LimeWire.

      The move came two days after the US Supreme Court ruled networks such as Grokster may be held liable for infringement if they encourage people to make unauthorized copies of copyrighted songs, films or other content.

      Some 784 users were targeted in the RIAA's complaints, for violation of copyright.

      The ruling in the closely watched "MGM v. Grokster" case gives a powerful tool to Hollywood and the music industry to crack down on distributors of technology designed to skirt copyright protection and make illegal copies.

      Mitch Bainwol, chairman and chief executive of the RIAA, which represents the US recording industry, said the ruling "provided a real shot in the arm to legitimate online music services and unanimously injected moral clarity into this debate."

      "If there was any doubt left, there should now be none -- individuals who download music without permission are breaking the law," Bainwol said.

      The RIAA has filed thousands of suits against music pirates since the September 2003 launch of its legal offensive.

      Critics of Monday's unanimous ruling by the Supreme Court, which sought to craft rules for fighting digital piracy in the biggest copyright case in two decades, had said it left murky guidelines that would lead to more litigation.

      The case was seen as the most important in the copyright area since the 1984 "Betamax" decision named for the Sony videocasette recorder, a case that provided immunity from liability for providers of technology that can be used for both legal and unauthorized copies.
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      And so long as they intend on making CDs that a legitimate buyer can't copy, I intend on using P2P systems to get them for free. Some of these companies are going to be making CDs that cant even be duplicated for home and car use. Why bother when I can get a copy via the disgruntled studio engineer or producer? (which is the real problem because bootleggers get their copies direct from the company)
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      Just another case of milioniars complaining because somebody is cutting into their profits. Long live the bootleg.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Godssoulja
      Just another case of milioniars complaining because somebody is cutting into their profits. Long live the bootleg.
      Im withcha on that, most of the cds I probably own are bootlegs. They dont realy need my money, if most of its going towoards the white label their being pimped by anyway.

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