Posts tagged: RIAA

Slashdot | Mediasentry Violates Cease & Desist Order

By , April 10, 2008 9:10 pm

Slashdot | Mediasentry Violates Cease & Desist Order

Opps! Guess the RIAA and it’s thugs doesn’t have to worry about little things like abiding by the law. Till they get caught (again) with their pants down. Arsehats!

Universal Music: it’s illegal to throw away the promo CD we sent you without your permission – Boing Boing

By , April 9, 2008 9:49 am

Universal Music: it’s illegal to throw away the promo CD we sent you without your permission – Boing Boing
The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Fred von Lohmann sez, “In a brief filed in federal court yesterday, Universal Music Group (UMG) states that, when it comes to the millions of promotional CDs (‘promo CDs’) that it has sent out to music reviewers, radio stations, DJs, and other music industry insiders, throwing them away is ‘an unauthorized distribution’ that violates copyright law. Yes, you read that right — if you’ve ever received a promo CD from UMG, and you don’t still have it, UMG thinks you’re a pirate.”

Well I’ve read the Boing Boing piece, The EFF piece and the 24 page “brief” and it looks to me like UMG has been WAY out of line with this. They have violated the DCMA numerous times using takedown notices filed through the RIAA to EBay and caused this poor guy’s account to be frozen and his auctions removed just because he DARED to offer for resale promotional CD’s that he had purchased. I hope the judge throws the book at those arsehats! ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

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