[mythtv-users] Once again - faster than I predicted, but "spot on" nonetheless

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri Sep 28 22:36:09 UTC 2007

Joe Borne wrote:
> Months ago i predicted the RIAA lawsuit frenzy would explode in their
> faces, ending in class action lawsuits against them. Since then the
> events I predicted have unfolded pretty closely to what I envisioned,
> but far FAR more rapidly than I predicted. Looks like the end game is
> here according to Slashdot:
> "/The Motley Fool business site says that the RIAA's litigation campaign
> is in the end game. Monday it reported that 'the music industry's
> lawsuit crusade against defenseless college students and housewives
> appears to have hit the skids
> <http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2007/09/24/riaas-day-in-court-nearly-over.aspx>,'
> predicting that the RIAA's tactics are 'all about to change.' Today the
> Fool confirms that ' the change is happening in Internet time
> <http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2007/09/27/quick-take-riaa-changes-gears-just-before-hitting-.aspx>,
> which is somewhere between "instantly" and "yesterday,"' noting that the
> RIAA's abandonment of its 'making available' theory shows that the end
> is near. And this is before the RIAA faces its first jury trial
> <http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20070927183305791>, set to
> begin Oct. 2 in Duluth."/
> http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/07/09/28/1336232.shtml
> I think the accelerated timeline on which this occurred indicates
> something incredibly powerful. I think this shows that we have reached
> the tipping point in the war between the free dissemination of
> information/consumer rights against the leverage of corporations and
> associations. The former now has more power than the latter.

Death to the Capitalist Profit-Mongering purveyors of RAP :-)


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