RIAA sued for amnesty offer

By on September 11, 2003, 12:44 AM
A day after the Recording Industry Association of America filed a slew of lawsuits against alleged illegal song swappers, it became the target of legal action over its own "amnesty" program.

California resident Eric Parke, on behalf of the general public of the state, filed a suit Tuesday against the trade association because of its amnesty, or "Clean Slate," program, a provisional shield it introduced Monday that allows people to avoid legal action by stepping forward and forfeiting any illegally traded songs. The suit, filed in the Marin Superior Court of California, charges that the RIAA's program is a deceptive and fraudulent business practice.

Read more: [URL=http://msnbc-cnet.com.com/2100-1027_3-5073972.html?part=msnbc-cnet&tag=alert&form=feed&subj=cnetnews]CNet News[/URL].




User Comments: 4

Got something to say? Post a comment
Phantasm66 said:
Quite right too.Meanwhile, that Sherman guy was on BBC News 24 the other day. He's their lap dog. He was talking about P2P file swappers like they were drug dealers. Seriously.
young&wild said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by Phantasm66 [/i]Quite right too.Meanwhile, that Sherman guy was on BBC News 24 the other day. He's their lap dog. He was talking about P2P file swappers like they were drug dealers. Seriously. [/quote] That guy ought to be struck by ligthning for misleading the public!
poertner_1274 said:
I read that the other day as well. Those people really piss me off.
StormBringer said:
I've been reading a lot of things lately which seem to portray p2p almost like the mafia or as someone said, drug dealers, or even murderers. I've also noticed that RIAA's newest tactic seems to be the claim that file traders are using artists names to push child porn. I would even speculate the possibility of RIAA trying to flood p2p networks with CP in order to validate their claims.
Load all comments...

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.