p2pnet.net News:- Another 754 Americans have been targeted under the Big Music`s sue `em all campaign.
This means more than 14,000 innocent people have now been singled out for special treatment by the RIAA, the Big Four record label-owned bully organization
Its victims are innocent because not one of them has yet appeared in a civil court or has been found guilty of any infraction of the law. And that`s because there`s no way these very ordinary men, women and children can hope to take on the music industry with its vast wealth, tremendous political clout and its highly paid expert legal teams.
Like all the other people the cartel is trying to hammer into buying grossly over-priced online `product,` the 754 are under attack by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
But only one of its owners, the Warner Music Group, is actually based in America, and even it is headed up by a Canadian. The other three are: UMG, France, EMI, Britain, and Sony BMG, Japan and Germany.
The multi-billion-dollar cartel claims it`s being devastated by file sharing thieves and is being forced to sue them because their activities are seriously affecting sales. It also claims its lawsuits are having a noticeable effect.
But none of these contentions are true.and in fact, the labels are setting all-time records around the world with CD and DVD sales.
Sharing isn`t stealing. Ownership rights may be infringed, and files may be copied. But no financial transactions are involved, no one is deprived of anything as they would be in a theft, and it`s never been even vaguely proved that a file shared equals a sale lost.
In the meanwhile, for the first time, a US single mother is making a stand against them.
With five children, Patricia Santangelo is defying efforts by EMI, UMG, Sony BMG and WMG to intimidate her into paying $7,500 to make them go away.
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making a stand – Santangelo vs the RIAA, August 31, 2005
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win – Mohandas Gandhi