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Expert Witness Defense Fund for RIAA Cases Established by Free Software Foundation

Postby RayBeckerman » Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:29 am

Story : http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/2007/11/expert-witness-defense-fun

The Free Software Foundation has announced that it has established an Expert Witness Defense Fund to assist defendants in RIAA cases, in order "to help provide computer expert witnesses to combat RIAA's ongoing lawsuits, and to defend against the RIAA's attempt to redefine copyright law."



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Re: Expert Witness Defense Fund for RIAA Cases Established by Fr

Postby multivariable » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:33 am

How are they attempting to "redefine copyright law" ?
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Re: Expert Witness Defense Fund for RIAA Cases Established by Fr

Postby RayBeckerman » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:54 am

RayBeckerman wrote:Story : http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogsp ... -riaa.html

The Free Software Foundation has announced that it has established an Expert Witness Defense Fund to assist defendants in RIAA cases, in order "to help provide computer expert witnesses to combat RIAA's ongoing lawsuits, and to defend against the RIAA's attempt to redefine copyright law."


By making up a theory that it is a copyright infringement to "make files available", even though there is nothing in the Copyright Act that says anything like that. For a good explanation of the perniciousness of that theory, and the danger it poses to the internet, read the amicus curiae brief of the US Internet Industry Association and Computer & Communications Industry Association in Elektra v. Barker.
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Re: Expert Witness Defense Fund for RIAA Cases Established by Fr

Postby piXelatedEmpire » Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:58 pm

kind of a dupe
Ross Wheeler, CEO of Albury.net.au, referring to the Australian Governments internet filtering plan wrote:"It's the most ill-conceived pile of stupidity by the biggest bunch of cretins that I've ever seen in my life"
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Re: Expert Witness Defense Fund for RIAA Cases Established by Fr

Postby RayBeckerman » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:50 pm

piXelatedEmpire wrote:kind of a dupe
Sorry, didn't see that one. :oops:
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