[mythtv-users] A prediction is coming true, faster than I thought

Andrew Close aclose at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 17:19:24 UTC 2007

On 7/17/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> Andrew Close wrote:
> >
> > i read a headline on Digg the other day that said something about the
> > RIAA spending several thousand dollars to sue a single mom for ~$300.
> > maybe i'm misstating that since i only read the headline.  but it
> > sounded like something silly that an idiotic bureaucracy would
> > pursue...
> The RIAA has a lot of attorneys on staff, that they are paying anyway,
> so their incremental cost to pursue this sort of crap is nothing. Add to
> that the fact that all those attorneys have to justify their jobs...
> You have to be careful of headlines containing phrases like "single
> mom", it's a loaded phrase that has nothing to do with whether the
> individual broke the law or not, it just immediately gains sympathy from
> some readers. Would you have interpreted it differently if the writer
> had said "unwed mother"?

oh, agreed.  i guess i should have paraphrased even more.
the point i wanted to make was that they were loosing money in the
effort to bring these ppl to justice. :)  but as Craig mentioned, they
aren't in it for the money.  not through lawsuits anyway. ;)

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