RIAA Looks to Block the Webcast of one of its Copyright Infringement Trials

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avenger48

When the government interferes with your private mp3s, or gives a company the ability to do it, that's Communism. The fact of the matter is, things like this only make people want to illegally download mp3s more.  So far, all of my mp3's are legally purchased, but if they keep being such a constant nuisance, that may change.

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jihnn

back in the 70's and 80's i bought hundreds of albums, most of them to get that 1 or possibly 2 songs that were good.

then years later i find out that the record companys used filler on purpose just to maximize their profits.

i'm still angry

if i want a song i find a way to pirate it, guess that makes me a cyber criminal.... lol

 

if it hurts the riaa.... good

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spentnickles

I would think that the lawyers for Joel could argue that the RIAA could use their "advanced" DRM to keep people from "editing" and twisting words out of context.  We all know that DRM is a bunch of BS and can be broken, however it would be a good argument.

I think this SHOULD be broadcast.  It would help people see the strong arm tactics of the RIAA and their methods by which they do it.  Let the public see the truth..

Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?  If the defendant is innocent, what's the harm in seeing him defend himself?

In the RIAA's defense, maybe the broadcast should be done by a court appointed third party?  This way, the RIAA has no leg to stand on... 

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MeTo

RIAA = Communism Tear down there wall.

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Zeroblizzard

Absolute bull.

It wouldn't surprise me if the Judge from the same trial basically shut the RiAA down for being completely retarded.

 "The broadcast will be readily subject to editing and manipulation by
any reasonably tech-savvy individual. Even without improper
modification, statements may be taken out of context, spliced together
with other statements and broadcast (sic) rebroadcast as if it were an
accurate transcript. Such an outcome can only do damage to Petitioner's
case."

 

Problem #1: It's supposedly a live feed. Direct from the camera to the interwebs. Therefore, if it was truly truely live, it would be uneditable. For an example, look no further than the "Wardrobe Malfunction" incident. Live feeds FTW. 

 

Problem #2: The media still takes footage and recording of trials and then messes with them for coverage. As for the rest of us waiting with baited breath for this trial, we'll get the whole thing. (You can't skip ahead into a future that hasn't occured yet, can you?)

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WhiteRabbit22

How is this any different than a TV broadcast? Those can be edited as well.

 

Maybe some of the things OJ said were taken "out of context" because it was on TV.

 

lulz

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nduanetesh

"The RIAA claims that unlike a written transcript, "The broadcast will be readily subject to editing and manipulation by any reasonably tech-savvy individual. Even without improper modification, statements may be taken out of context, spliced together with other statements and broadcast (sic) rebroadcast as if it were an accurate transcript. Such an outcome can only do damage to Petitioner's case.""

 

So, let me get this straight: the RIAA is claiming that a written transcript cannot be edited or manipulated, and statements cannot be taken out of context of a written transcript?  Am I the only who realizes that claim is entirely absurd? 

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jcollins

Methinks they protest too much.  ie. they're projecting what THEY would do in the same situation...  As long as the unedited stream is still available it isn't an issue.

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