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nitzan
Premium,VIP
join:2008-02-27
kudos:8

Cruel and unusual punishment.

And here I thought the Supreme Court was there to uphold the constitution. Turns out that's not the case when it's the constitution vs giant evil corporations. No one should have to have their lives ruined because of sharing a few songs.

XknightHawkX

join:2003-02-13
East Peoria, IL
I do believe the Department of Justice and the Supreme Court are Pro-RIAA and Pro-MPAA. If they refused to play the MAFIAA games then they wouldn't get all of the bribes they get. Oh wait they call them campaign contributions.


kontos
xyzzy

join:2001-10-04
West Henrietta, NY
said by XknightHawkX:

I do believe the Department of Justice and the Supreme Court .. Oh wait they call them campaign contributions.

When is the last time you had a chance to vote in a DoJ or Supreme Court election?


PaulHikeS2

join:2003-03-06
Fitchburg, MA
Reviews:
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reply to XknightHawkX
said by XknightHawkX:

I do believe the Department of Justice and the Supreme Court are Pro-RIAA and Pro-MPAA. If they refused to play the MAFIAA games then they wouldn't get all of the bribes they get. Oh wait they call them campaign contributions.

As I'm sure most understand, the Supreme Court are not elected officials and don't receive campaign contributions. Nor are they beholden to the ideological dictates of the president who appointed them, as some of them have proven to be or have changed over time to be very different ideologically than their appointee.

I've also never seen anything even suggested, except by reactionaries on internet forums, regarding bribery of current Supreme Court justices.

I'm not, however, an expert in the inner workings of the Deparment of Justice, and would not be surprised if there is corruption there.
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ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2
She broke the law ! Theres no mystery here.

quote:
he RIAA said that Thomas-Rasset had been caught downloading more than 1,700 songs -- it brought legal action on 24 of them.
Good for her.


vaxvms
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Wormtown
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reply to nitzan
said by nitzan:

And here I thought the Supreme Court was there to uphold the constitution.

Please elaborate on this statement. What part of the constitution is not being upheld?
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kerya666

join:2002-12-20
Valrico, FL

1 recommendation

reply to PaulHikeS2
said by PaulHikeS2:

With as much money as MAFIAA got I would be surprised that at least some SC don't get bribed.
Being SC judges does not guarantee for them to be always benevolent.
Especially lately SC has appeared to myself as much less pro individual freedoms / individuals and rather pro government / big corps.

It is delusional to even remotely think that $200k+ is a fair judgement.


ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2
Reviews:
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Think these types of things exist for no reason?


So people should either a) Follow the rules and laws most of us obide by, or b) face the consequences when it blows up in your face. \

Dodge
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join:2002-11-27

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Since this picture was attached to a copyrighted work, it can therefore be considered part of said work. You have reproduced it without any consent from anyone, please send a check for $250,000 to MPAA and report to the nearest FBI office to be transported to a federal prison for 5 years.

Furthermore, DSLR should shutdown immediately for hosting the results of your illegal activity and all employees should also report to the FBI.


ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2
reply to ITALIAN926
I will report myself to the MPAA, RIAA and FBI regarding this matter. Thank You.

houghe9

join:2008-02-27
Lexington Park, MD

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reply to ITALIAN926
please delete this.

coma9

join:2013-02-05
United State

1 recommendation

reply to ITALIAN926
said by ITALIAN926:

I will report myself to the MPAA, RIAA and FBI regarding this matter. Thank You.

Maybe you should have just followed the rules, that the rest of us obide by. I can't wait till it blows up in your face.


ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2
Ive already reported myself to all three organizations, even provided a link. Dont fret. Now follow my lead and turn yourself in for the hundreds of songs and movies you acquired unlawfully.

pandora
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Outland
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reply to nitzan
said by nitzan:

And here I thought the Supreme Court was there to uphold the constitution. Turns out that's not the case when it's the constitution vs giant evil corporations. No one should have to have their lives ruined because of sharing a few songs.

Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution, known as the Copyright Clause, empowers the United States Congress:

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.

The above is in the Constitution, and pre-dates the Bill of Rights (which the anti-federalists insisted on). Thus copyright, patent, and trademark were considered part of our Constitution before the right of free expression, due process, to bear arms, or privacy.

The laws Congress has passed and Presidents have signed are ludicrous, but appear to be within their Constitutional authority.

This punishment is ludicrous imo.
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ArrayList
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join:2005-03-19
Brighton, MA
reply to ITALIAN926
I don't have those on my movies.


ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2
Well, thats a bit odd. Please send your name and address to the MPAA so they can investigate that strange phenomenon regarding your movies.

Skippy25

join:2000-09-13
Hazelwood, MO
reply to PaulHikeS2
I would agree and the only way to really tell is.... Are the justices and those around them doing about the same now as they were when they were appointed or are they only slightly better off? If that is the case, then they are honorable.

However, if they have enriched themselves and those around them (they are much better off than before appointment) then there is certainly corruption going on somewhere. And this can be said of EVERY single political office there is.

Kearnstd
Space Elf
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Mullica Hill, NJ
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reply to ITALIAN926
its simple you get rid of them by ripping the movie to your disk drive. Keep in mind this is very much legal if you purchased the DVD or Blu-Ray.
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nitzan
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join:2008-02-27
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reply to vaxvms
said by vaxvms:

said by nitzan:

And here I thought the Supreme Court was there to uphold the constitution.

Please elaborate on this statement. What part of the constitution is not being upheld?

Quoting the 8th amendment: "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."
Hence this verdict is unconstitutional.

coma9

join:2013-02-05
United State
reply to ITALIAN926
said by ITALIAN926:

Ive already reported myself to all three organizations, even provided a link. Dont fret. Now follow my lead and turn yourself in for the hundreds of songs and movies you acquired unlawfully.

Not me! I pay my ISP every month, and listen to everything for free on Pandora, and pay for Netflix. Everything I watch is streamed and unlimited. Nothing is stored on my HDD besides the games I get from Steam during sales. Much 3!