US record industry subpoenas computerless family

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by bigandy, May 3, 2006.

  1. bigandy macrumors G3

    bigandy

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Location:
    Murka
    #1
  2. iSaint macrumors 603

    iSaint

    Joined:
    May 26, 2004
    Location:
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    #2
    How could that be? If they found the IP address of the previous homeowners, they would send the subpeona to their name, not just the address of whoever lives there.
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Location Location Location
    #3
    I can't even begin to describe my hatred of the RIAA. I really can't. Right now, I put them up there with bad presidents, thieving CEOs, and every other group out to do ****ty things to regular people. You read about their work all the time, and it all sounds evil.
     
  4. princealfie macrumors 68030

    princealfie

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    Location:
    Salt Lake City UT
  5. Boggle macrumors 6502

    Boggle

    #5
    Another example of the stunning brilliance behind corporate behavior.
     
  6. neocell macrumors 65816

    neocell

    Joined:
    May 23, 2005
    Location:
    Great White North
    #6
    This article surprised me. Don't really know how I feel about it, but it's nice that at least some musicians seem to be a bit more rational and will stand up to the recording industry.

     
  7. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

    Joined:
    May 7, 2004
    Location:
    Sod off
    #7
    So far they've gone after

    - dead people

    - people without computers

    So who's our next contestant? :rolleyes:
     
  8. dejo Moderator

    dejo

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2004
    Location:
    The Centennial State
    #8
    Dead people without computers? ;)
     
  9. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2002
    Location:
    Alabama
    #9
    Deaf, Dead People without computers or a house put them in?
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #10
    Why are they going after someone who (even if they did do it), even according to the RIAA, has only violated on eight songs? :eek: :(

    Yeah... I hate the RIAA. It's sad. This point has been brought up on MR over and over again. People who by and large live by the rules and pay for music, here, hate the RIAA. Ugh. They're really a disgrace.
     
  11. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2004
    Location:
    The Msp
    #11
    I remember back when this all started they sued some lady for using Kazaa... even though she had a Mac and Kazaa wasn't out for Mac at the time. Do these clowns have any idea what they're doing, or do they just cast a wide net and hope someone fesses up?
     
  12. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
    #12
    Thanks for the link...I've been a pretty big BNL fan for the last 12 years or so. Nice to see them recognizing the need for rationality here.
     
  13. Yvan256 macrumors 601

    Yvan256

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2004
    Location:
    Canada
    #13
    And the internet is our WMD (web of media distribution). I'm still hoping for a big-name artist to drop his contract with the RIAA and sign up exclusively with Apple (if Apple Computer and Apple Corp. can ever become friends).
     
  14. Kingsly macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

    #14
    I am wondering if Apple will ever just get fed up and buy Apple Corp. outright.
     
  15. sushi Moderator emeritus

    sushi

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Location:
    キャンプスワ&#
    #15
    Sounds about right.

    Maybe someone will investigate the RIAA's operating procedures to see if they are clean as a whistle! :D
     
  16. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #16
    I don't think Apple Records is publicly traded, is it? And if not, I somehow doubt it is for sale. :(
     
  17. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
    #17
    It doesn't matter if it is publicly traded, and everything is for sale...for the right price.
     
  18. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #18
    Not necessarily when pride is involved....

    This whole thing is a pissing contest -- the "Apple" name means almost nothing to the Beatles -- hardly anyone outside the industry knows the association. They really have no true compelling interest in the name -- they want it purely because they feel like they feel attacked.
     
  19. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
    #19
    I agree 100%.

    They won $26 million in the first round settlement 15 years ago...why not try again?
     
  20. sushi Moderator emeritus

    sushi

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Location:
    キャンプスワ&#
    #20
    I'm tired of the Beatles "thing".

    They had their 15 minutes of fame. Time to move on.

    Granted some of their music is okay, but I tire of hearing that they are the base of what we hear today. That is like saying the guy who invented the transistor created the computers that we have today. So much has changed since that time in technology and the same with music.

    If someone hears the word Apple today, they associate the word with Apple Computer, iPods and Macs. No one thinks of the Beatles.
     

Share This Page