p2pnet news view | RIAA News:- RIAA spin-doctor-in-chief Mitch ‘The Don’ Bainwol (right) is a liar, said p2pnet in March, going on, “Lies, half-truths, dissemblance, mis- and disinformation and sophism are all standard tools used routinely by the RIAA”.
He and Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music extortion unit, the RIAA, come out with one falsehood after another to be faithfully, and without question, repeated in the mainstream media.
The most glaring recent example was when Bainwol used the Wall Street Journal to bolster a claim he’d made in August, 2008, that the RIAA had abandoned the bizarre sue ‘em all marketing campaign it’d been running on behalf of its owners, the Big 4 record labels.
Instead, ISPs would do the enforcing.
But that didn’t happen and it seems the ‘trade association’ has reverted to its old practice of going after innocent American men, women and children.
“I’ve been receiving reports from around the country of new RIAA cases against individuals being filed,” says Ray Beckerman in Recording Industry vs The People.
What else is new?
“After years of persecuting and terrorising thousands of innocent families and their children across the United States, Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG are trying another way to to force people to use their ‘product’,” said p2pnet last December, adding:
“Their RIAA is, ‘set to drop its legal assault as it searches for more effective ways to combat online music piracy,’ says the Wall Street Journal.
“Instead, the RIAA will get ISPs to do its dirty work, getting them to rat-out their customers, using the results to continue the sue `em all war from behind the scenes.
“The decision represents an abrupt shift of strategy for the industry, which has opened legal proceedings against about 35,000 people since 2003,” said the WSJ.
Now, “Just for the heck of it I took a look to see whether the RIAA had filed new cases against individuals in April, in the Eastern District of New York and Southern District of New York. I found 1 in the Southern District, 2 in the Eastern District.
“So it appears that their representation to Congress that they had “discontinued initiating new lawsuits in August” was a total fabrication.”
p2pnet – RIAA boss Mitch Bainwol `flat out lying`, March 18, 2009
Recording Industry vs The People - RIAA keeps on filing new cases, May 3, 2009
p2pnet – Big 4`s RIAA to drop mass lawsuits, December 19, 2008
Wall Street Journal – Music Industry to Abandon Mass Suits, December 19, 2008
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