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Obama Sides With RIAA, Supports $150,000 Fine per Music Trac

Postby Egaladeist » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:34 am

The Obama administration for the first time is weighing in on a Recording Industry Association of America file sharing lawsuit and is supporting hefty awards of as much as $150,000 per purloined music track.

The government said the damages range of $750 to $150,000 per violation of the Copyright Act was warranted.

"The remedy of statutory damages for copyright infringement has been the cornerstone of our federal copyright law since 1790, and Congress acted reasonably in crafting the current incarnation of the statutory damages provision," Michelle Bennett, a Department of Justice trial attorney wrote (.pdf) Sunday to a Massachusetts federal judge weighing challenge to the Copyright Act.

http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2009/0 ... s-wit.html
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Re: Obama Sides With RIAA, Supports $150,000 Fine per Music Trac

Postby outerlimit » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:00 pm

sunva bitch...

The comments are pretty funny
Not to worry, $150,000 won't be worth that much in 10 years.
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Re: Obama Sides With RIAA, Supports $150,000 Fine per Music Trac

Postby Vorlin » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:09 pm

Yeah, this is the same president who thinks that just because we put a man on the moon in 10 years, we should be able to produce clean power with the coal plants...HELLO DUMBASS, IT'S CALLED NUCLEAR POWER AND IT'S A LOT MORE CLEAN AND EFFECTIVE!!!! Oh that's right, you're not supporting nuclear power....
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Re: Obama Sides With RIAA, Supports $150,000 Fine per Music Trac

Postby Panama Red » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:59 pm

Vorlin wrote:Yeah, this is the same president who thinks that just because we put a man on the moon in 10 years, we should be able to produce clean power with the coal plants...HELLO DUMBASS, IT'S CALLED NUCLEAR POWER AND IT'S A LOT MORE CLEAN AND EFFECTIVE!!!! Oh that's right, you're not supporting nuclear power....



Hmmm, I think he is Vorlin... :mrgreen: http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-08-05-mccain-nuclear_N.htm

Not exactly against it....

Democrat Barack Obama is more cautious. While he says nuclear power should be part of U.S. energy plans, Obama said Tuesday the nation must find "safer ways to use nuclear power and store nuclear waste." He said the focus should be finding new energy sources.


And who wouldn't be cautious......Chernobyl ring a bellllllllll :breakfast:
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Re: Obama Sides With RIAA, Supports $150,000 Fine per Music Trac

Postby Vorlin » Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:50 am

See, everytime there's something like Chernobyl which was caused by faulty equipment and workers taking shortcuts, it's a negative against nuclear power. How many people get injured / die at coal/mining plants every year versus nuclear plants? Nuclear power has a lot more ability than just blowing up cities. And as far as education is concerned, since we only reprocess 30% of the spent uranium we use yearly, if we did all 60,000 metric tons at 100% reproc rate, we could power all 104 nuclear power plants in the US for the next 8 years.
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Re: Obama Sides With RIAA, Supports $150,000 Fine per Music Trac

Postby Panama Red » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:36 pm

Vorlin wrote:See, everytime there's something like Chernobyl which was caused by faulty equipment and workers taking shortcuts, it's a negative against nuclear power. How many people get injured / die at coal/mining plants every year versus nuclear plants? Nuclear power has a lot more ability than just blowing up cities. And as far as education is concerned, since we only reprocess 30% of the spent uranium we use yearly, if we did all 60,000 metric tons at 100% reproc rate, we could power all 104 nuclear power plants in the US for the next 8 years.



Well there was also Three Mile Island, he's not against it, he's just being cautious, do you have any idea what it must be like to dispose of the spent plutonium, do you have space in your back yard? What's the half life on that stuff, and you can't just dump it into any old landfill...and we are not accepting your trash anymore.... :mrgreen:

Seriously, I agree Nuclear is safe when used properly and with all safeguards, but that's just the civilized ones (us and you and a few Europeans), isn't Iran's excuse that it's for power purposes only...?

When they can find a safe way to (I say fire it off towards the sun) dispose of the stuff, then everyone will be more then happy to embrace the technology, until then the Green people will be against it...
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