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Oh Irony: Canadian record industry faces liability over copyright infringement 10 years 2 months ago #384101

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http://www.thestar.com/business/article/735096--geist-record-industry-faces-liability-over-infringement
The claims arise from a longstanding practice of the recording industry in Canada, described in the lawsuit as "exploit now, pay later if at all." It involves the use of works that are often included in compilation CDs (ie. the top dance tracks of 2009) or live recordings. The record labels create, press, distribute and sell the CDs, but do not obtain the necessary copyright licences.The class action seeks the option of statutory damages for each infringement. At $20,000 per infringement, potential liability exceeds $60 billion.These numbers may sound outrageous, yet they are based on the same rules that led the recording industry to claim a single file sharer is liable for millions in damages.
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Oh Irony: Canadian record industry faces liability over copyright infringement 10 years 2 months ago #384105

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I hope it fucks them hard.
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Oh Irony: Canadian record industry faces liability over copyright infringement 10 years 2 months ago #384106

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I wish this would happen to the RIAA.
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Oh Irony: Canadian record industry faces liability over copyright infringement 10 years 2 months ago #384111

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Why couldn't we have exploited something more usefull? For example, watching movies online. That would be more worth it than ill-selling mixtapes.
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Oh Irony: Canadian record industry faces liability over copyright infringement 10 years 2 months ago #384113

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Meh, these guys have no scruples. They will bail out their counterparts and ignore how ridiculous it all looks.
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Oh Irony: Canadian record industry faces liability over copyright infringement 10 years 2 months ago #384123

Fuck the music industry. It's so corrupt that it's no wonder nothing but garbage hits the radio.
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