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RIAA vs Tenise Barker

The thousands of cases brought by the recording industry around the country are fundamentally an abuse of the judiciary to intimidate ordinary citizens, and to send a message. They are not at all about protecting creativity for the benefit of all of society which is, after all, the only reason there are copyright laws in the first place.

As the Constitution says, the fundamental purpose of copyright and patent laws is “to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts.”

- Richard A. Altman, lawyer representing Woody Raymond, the son of Marie Lindor, RIAA victims both, on the RIAA’s court hearing on Friday, January 26th

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The issues of copyright and DRM are getting more and more serious. I’ll write about it more later, but for now I must sleep. –;;

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