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by Mike Masnick




Senator Launches Inquiry Into RIAA's Piracy Crackdown

from the pissing-off-the-wrong-people dept

It appears that a few politicians are finally beginning to realize that the RIAA's tactics go a bit too far. Senator Norm Coleman is now launching an "inquiry" into the RIAA's practices for trying to track down those involved in file sharing. He wants more info on how they're filing subpoenas and how they're guaranteeing that innocent people aren't be targeted. Everyone warned that the industry was facing a backlash. Hopefully this is the beginning of the real backlash that will lead the music industry down the road towards getting a clue.

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    Jack Ass, 31 Jul 2003 @ 1:18pm

    No Subject Given

    It would be nice, now wouldn't it?
    I think the only way they are going to get a clue is by going bankrupt under the current management, liquidating, and getting bought out by one or many tech companies that understand the technologies they're dealing with. At this present point in time, it's the only way.

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    Joe Scmoe, 31 Jul 2003 @ 3:03pm

    educate me...

    Was there ever another industry that, if at least seemingly, made so much effort at wanton self destruction? Could there be a motivation here?

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    data64, 31 Jul 2003 @ 4:07pm

    How long

    How long till this Senator gets bought off or otherwise neutralized ?
    Any bets ?

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    Anonymous Coward, 1 Aug 2003 @ 4:45am

    The simple fact that an "investigation" has been l

    ...means the seantor is declairing his availability for purchase.

    I mean really.... what could the seantor actually do? (besides cash in).

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      Jack Ass, 1 Aug 2003 @ 8:09am

      Re: The simple fact that an

      He could propose laws that limit the RIAA to actually proving their allegations. They could actually pass, and we would see a return of due process in this country. I'm not holding my breath.

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