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RIAA try to get ISP’s to hold customer logs longer!

The RIAA must be having some trouble in court as they have had issues with mis-identification of the people they are going after. So in order to preserve evidence longer they want ISP’s to hold connection logs up to 180 days. If the ISP agrees to do so apparently the RIAA will offer those they are suing a discount on their settlement of $1000.00

So let me get this straight, the RIAA wants ISP’s to hold logs longer, which will in turn let them sue more people, and in return the RIAA is going to do the ISP a favour and help their customers save money in the litigation that may or may not have happened had the ISP held the logs for a shorter period.

This stinks really bad and it is obvious that the RIAA sees a lot of money to be made in their continual abuse of the justice system and strong arming of those they are accusing.

Any ISP that agrees to this should be put on a blacklist.

RIAA seeks 1.65 Trillion for

Allofmp3Yes you read correctly not 1.65 Million not 1.65 Billion but 1.65 Trillion dollars is the amount of the Lawsuit against this number is so beyond ridiculous that I cannot even start to comprehend what these idiots over at the RIAA are thinking.

This number may be so outrageous that they may finally draw the attention of the general populous in this country, this demonstrates how insane this organization really is. If I knew how many artist they represent we could come up with a dollar amount of how much each would collect if the RIAA was actually able to collect on such a insane number. [CyberTechNews]

RIAA back to Suing Kids

It really takes a class act to drop a lawsuit against a mother and then re-assign the lawsuit to her kids. Kids are kids, and I just bet if those at the RIAA went home and searched their kids computers they may be surprised to find some illegal music at home as well.

Let’s get really honest here. Kids do stupid stuff, and with technology the way it is today most parents have naught a clue as to what the kids are up to. I have been called in more than once by a suspecting parent to do some low level analysis of their kids computer to find out what they are up to.

In 99% of the cases, the kids have not covered their tracks and a wealth of material from software, videos, games and music and of course porn show up on the drive. Sometimes the kids work hard to be stealthy but some digging around usually reveals the goods.

I usually have a heart to heart with the parent and work on a computer use strategy that will help mitigate the activity. I usually leave before the nuclear bomb goes off in those homes, but in the end lets face it the parents are ultimately responsible for the kids actions.

They call kids minors for a reason. It’s because the laws of this country in most instances realize kids are gonna mess up and cut them a break if the issue is isolated. Which brings us full circle the RIAA is worried about one thing Money, Money, Money. [TechDirt]

GNC-2006-12-12 #224

Talk about Hitachi as a Sponsor for Videocast we produce at CES, looking for a HD Hard Drive Video Recorder, update on my Niece and a big Thank You to all the attended the Tech Podcast Round Table

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Zune Ad Weird

Show Notes (Non Exclusive)
Website Optimizer
1869 Beer
XHTML Sitemap
Top 10 Scams
Vista Hack
Antarctica Volcano
Femto Cellular
iPod on ISS
iTunes Library
Honda Asimo
Dell Lawsuit
Help James Kim Family
iPhone Fake
Sharewood Picnic 82
Bloghaus CES
File Linking RIAA
Google Rip Off!
Zune what Community?
Skype Blocking
Analog TV RIP
Shuttle Damage None so Far!
Firefox gaining ground!

GNC-2006-11-14 #216

Well we have another winner and he who won will be very surprised. I go after Microsoft and the Zune player in a big way tonight and I think you will agree with me they just don’t get it. Some serious Soap Box time tonight!

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RIAA Spin Machine
Response to RIAA
Black Friday
Windows WiFi Vulnerability
Crack a Combo Lock
Zune and Microsoft Points!
Method to Zune Madness
Zune Install HELL!
Zune and apparently no Microsoft Transparency!
Shoot Video Better
Notebook Fire
Breaking into a Mac!
New Media Picks
Conference Community
Pre-Roll not working!
Google Custom!
Mars Global Surveyor
Win a Island!
Astronauts Prepare
Bill Gates
Sun Dumb in RL versus SL
Vista & Office Hacked
YouTube Revolt

RIAA ordered to justify its Piracy Charges!

RiaaFinally the RIAA is being required to justify why it charges people it catches people pirating $750.00 a single rather than the 70 cents that retailers have to pay.

This is pretty huge in that the RIAA is now going to have to come clean on there fuzzy math, and it will be made part of a public record. It’s about time they were held accountable. []

Note: I can understand accesing damages but not to the tune of $749.30 per single that has been pirated. That amount in my opinion is extortion!