RIAA, Or: “No mister, I never downloaded no files, honest!”

by hulk

*Ha!* Thank you US District Court of DC for overturning that horrible ruling in California. Now the RIAA can no longer subpeona ISP’s for people’s names. The RIAA said it was a shame because they can no longer offer people settlements beforehand and will have to sue people, which they were really hoping to avoid. The way it’ll work now is if your ISP sucks and hates you, they’ll give your name and address to the RIAA and they’ll sue your butt off. A: Few to No ISP’s would have such horrible customer service that they would willingly give your information to a private entity, heck, most of them get pissed about giving it the gov’t. B: If the RIAA gets ahold of your name, there is nothing preventing them from offering you a settlement just as before. C: Let’s see them try to get $140,000, their threatened maximum amount for a single song, for “I’m too sexy for my shirt” in court. Or “Sister Christian”. Or “Can’t touch this”. I want front row seats and a bag of popcorn for that trial. Read the rest of this entry »