Guilty Verdict In Criminal Copyright Case

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Aron Schatz
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May 25, 2008
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You've read right... A guilty verdict has been rendered on the first online music copyright case with criminal charges. I agree that copyright infringement is wrong, I don't agree that it should be a criminal matter nor do I believe the damages being sought fit what was done. This isn't stealing.

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According to the RIAA, evidence presented in the case showed that he received payment from the leader of the group in return for this work. "For the first time ever, a criminal online music piracy case went to trial, and the jury rendered a swift and unanimous verdict," said Brad Buckles, executive vice president of the RIAA's anti-piracy division. "The crimes committed here -- as well as the harm to the music community -- are severe, and so are the consequences.


This case is different in that this guy received payment for copyright infringement and found media that were trade secrets (pre-released). It still shows that the media cartels control the law and normal people like you and me are really screwed when it comes to rights.

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