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    Legal Dept: RIAA Lawsuit Decision Matrix

    The RIAA is suing lots of people these days over alleged piracy. Nobody is immune it seems.

    Secret documents have been obtained which RIAA lawyers use to determine whether to file a lawsuit against a copyright violator. These documents give insight into the RIAA's decision-making process, and could help people avoid lawsuits in the future.

    Below is a RIAA Lawsuit Decision Matrix (offered as a public service):



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    Re: Legal Dept: RIAA Lawsuit Decision Matrix

    Jerry
    Dayton, Kentucky
    Personally, I'm waiting for caller IQ.

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    ROFL. Epic. Shouldn't the Yes and No for the "Do they have a computer" be switched?
    ~Sam Ferrara~

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    It makes perfect sense. I wish I had thought of it!

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    Admirable logic.

    I hear they're adding puppy dogs and babies to it.

    David
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    Well, don't keep me in suspense, man!

    Did they get that Amish guy or not?

    I've got a wife and kid to worry about, you know...
    people like that around, you bet I keep the shotgun
    at the ready.

    David
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    Re: Legal Dept: RIAA Lawsuit Decision Matrix

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    Well, don't keep me in suspense, man!

    Did they get that Amish guy or not?

    I've got a wife and kid to worry about, you know...
    people like that around, you bet I keep the shotgun
    at the ready.

    David
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    http://www.brokennewz.com/displaysto...21riaawhistle:

    Millersburg, Ohio — The RIAA announced today that it is stepping up its campaign against copyright infringement and will now target persons who whistle or hum non-public domain songs without paying royalties. In its first test case, the RIAA is suing Levi Yoder, 52, of Millersburg, Ohio, an Amish farmer and father of 17 children. In its lawsuit filed in Holmes County Common Pleas Court, the RIAA alleges that “on or about July 26, 2003 Mr. Yoder was heard publicly whistling the copyrighted song ‘Jimmy Crack Corn’ during a horse auction at the Holmes County Fair Grounds. At no time did Mr. Yoder attempt to contact the lawful owner of said song’s copyright in order to pay royalties for the use of said copyrighted material. Mr. Yoder’s action constitutes a severe loss of revenue for the owners of said song’s copyright.”


    In related news, Amish elders today announced that they are investigating whether or not to banish Mr. Yoder from the Amish Church under the rule that prohibits all married Amish men from “consorting with demons, playing gin rummy, looking at women’s ankles with lustful intent and whistling tunes made popular by Burl Ives.”

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    Re: Legal Dept: RIAA Lawsuit Decision Matrix

    They are doing the right thing and I think this is helpful. If you let Mr. Yoder get away with whistling "Jimmy Crack Corn" during a horse auction at the Holmes County Fair Grounds then others are going to think it's okay to whistle "A Boy Named Sue" during the watermelon seed spitting contest.

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    I say we shouldn't wait for RIAA on this one.
    Criminal behavior like this can spread like wildfire
    if you wait for the courts.

    We oughta git ourselves up a posse right quick
    and round up this Yoder fellow and all his law-
    breaking Amish kin. Why, these people are nothing
    but whistling mobsters, ripping off hard-working
    writers and producers every single time they put
    their lips together.

    If it was up to me, boy, I tell ya, I'd teach 'em
    all a lesson -- feed 'em all crackers and hide the
    water.

    That'd fix 'em.

    David
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