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It`s a milestone for Brittany Chan. And it’s a milestone for p2pnet.
At 10:40 am Pacific, after only around 48 hours, we clocked up the 100,000th read of Big Music wants Britanny Chan, making it by far the most-viewed item we`ve ever had. It also proves the world is now starting to pay attention to the RIAA`s bloody-minded sue `em all marketing and sales scheme under which it`s trying to use international legal systems to literally sue people into buying its grossly over-priced downloads.
But we`re not saying the world is watching because of our posts, although we feel really really chuffed that we`re playing a part.
Rather, our story is currently registering about 1 rps (reads per second) and if that`s the case for p2pnet, think of what`s happening on other sites that are also carrying the story of the travesty.
Just in case you missed it, as we said earlier:
Having already failed once to nail Brittany Chan through her mother, Candy, the Big Music cartel is now going after Britanny again, this time by herself.
She was 13 when this all started, but she’s now 14 and in their latest move, the Big Four are using Matthew E. Krichbaum of Ann Arbour to demand that the US District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan appoint a Guardian ad Litem, in other words, an official legal guardian That’s so they can go after her personally.
In another story, we said:
The RIAA claimed Mrs Chan was indirectly liable as a copyright infringer because she’d given Britanny a computer. “After taking Ms Chan’s deposition, the RIAA moved to add the daughter,” her lawyer, John Hermann, told p2pnet. “I objected, arguing that the daughter was a minor and that they had to appoint a guardian ad litem before for the child before they could proceed.
“In the meantime, I threatened filing a motion for summary judgment on behalf of Ms Chan”. That frightened off the RIAA legal hit men and the complaint against her was dropped.
bear in mind: the ‘traditional’ media instantly start pumping out headlines every time the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), owned by Vivendi Universal, Warner Music, EMI Group and Sony BMG, say they`ve `sued` another 750 innocent men, woman and children.
But they`re not covering the Britanny Chan outrage, or the stories about the three American mothers who are refusing to cave in to the extortionate RIAA ‘settlement’ scam. Patricia Santangelo, Dawnell Leadbetter and Tanya Andersen have started a protest which could spread around the world.
Is this lack of covereage linked to the fact a significant segment of the corporate media are owned or controlled (through advertising) by the entertainment and software cartels?
But it doesn`t matter. Their day is done and news in the 21st century is being disseminated increasingly by news sites, blogs and word-of-mouth (IRC, IM), completely by-passing the electronic and print mainstream `news` outlets.
As we say elsewhere, “for the first time in history, ordinary people around the world can, and do, access the only real currency, raw information, which is allowing them to make informed decisions, which in turn means they’re not consuming like good little consumers should”.
Stay tuned, keep the story rolling, and remember:
They depend on us. We don’t depend on them. Bug the hell out of your local congress person, MP, or whoever is supposed to represent you, wherever you are. Use emails, snail-mail, phone calls. And if you’re into organizing, organize petitions, organize demonstrations and then turn up on your local political rep’s doorstep, making sure you’ve contacted your local tv/radio station/newspaper in advance.
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First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win
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