p2pnet.net News:- July 1 marks the California District Attorneys Association reception and awards and installation banquet when CDAA officers and its board of directors will be installed.
And guess who’s paying for some of this?
The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
That’s right. The RIAA is hosting the banquet reception and buying drinks for everyone, says the CDAA on its site.
And the RIAA is giving away free CDs as well.
But wait …
Could this be some kind of conflict of interest? Could it have the potential to affect people sued by the RIAA in California?
Inquiring minds, including A. Nonymous-Coward who told us about this, need to know.
In the meanwhile, this shouldn’t come as any kind of a surprise since California’s state legal fraternity has an extremly cosy relationship with Hollywood.
A recent letter from California attorney general Bill Lockyer to fellow state AGs was edited by MPAA lobbyist Vans Stevenson, who reports directly to MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) boss Jack Valenti.