Wednesday, January 30, 2008


The RIAA has exponentially insane passion for
defending its members' copyright interests.

   "In an Arizona case against a defendant who has no legal
   representation, Atlantic v. Howell, the RIAA is now arguing -
   contrary to its lawyers' statements to the United States Supreme
   Court in 2005 MGM v. Grokster - that the defendant's ripping of
   personal MP3 copies onto his computer is a copyright infringement.
   At page 15 of its brief (PDF) it states the following:  'It is
   undisputed that Defendant possessed unauthorized copies... Virtually
   all of the sound recordings... are in the ".mp3" format for his and
   his wife's use... Once Defendant converted Plaintiffs' recordings
   into the compressed .mp3 format and they are in his shared folder,
   they are no longer the authorized copies..."

The brief is at: www.

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