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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cool Songs on KRCL Today

The Salmon Dance by The Chemical Brothers
Crawl by Kings Of Leon

Listening to KRCL's pledge drive. I'm sill too broke to donate, but I'm working on it. ;D

Friday, September 26, 2008

Judge Tosses Out Verdict Against Mom, Points Finger at RIAA Dipshits

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Judge Tosses Out Verdict Against Minn. Mom Accused Of File Sharing

A jury convicted Jammie Thomas of putting 24 songs on Kazaa's file-sharing network and ordered her to pay $9,250 per song.

K.C. Jones InformationWeek

A federal judge (Judge Michael Davis) dealt the Recording Industry Association of America and record labels a setback Wednesday by throwing out a $222,000 verdict against a mom who was convicted of illegally sharing music over the Internet.
U.S. District of Minnesota Chief Judge Michael Davis ordered a new trial for Jammie Thomas, saying the jury's punishment was "unprecedented and oppressive." Davis said that the term "distribution" does not apply to simply making music available. It requires actual dissemination, he said.

Thomas claimed that she did not share music files and her lawyer argued that she may have been spoofed. A jury convicted her of putting 24 songs on Kazaa's file-sharing network and ordered her to pay $9,250 per song.
This week, her lawyers convinced Davis that the attorney representing the music label, Capitol, erred when he told the jury that making the songs available for others could be considered illegal distribution, even if there was no proof anyone downloaded the songs.

In a 44-page statement, Davis urged the U.S. Congress to improve
copyright laws to prevent "oppressive" penalties in similar cases.
"The Court would be remiss if it did not take this opportunity to implore Congress to amend the Copyright Act to address liability and damages in
peer-to-peer network cases such as the one currently before this Court," Davis wrote. "While the Court does not discount Plaintiffs' claim that, cumulatively, illegal downloading has far-reaching effects on their businesses, the damages awarded in this case are wholly disproportionate to the damages suffered by Plaintiffs. Thomas allegedly infringed on the copyrights of 24 songs -- the equivalent of approximately three CDs, costing less than $54, and yet the total damages awarded is $222,000 -- more than five hundred times the cost of buying 24 separate CDs and more than four thousand times the cost of three CDs."
Davis said he did not excuse Thomas' behavior, but the penalty was excessive.
The RIAA said it would try the case again. Thomas also vowed to continue fighting the charges.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Today's Playlist

I rated quite a few songs today. I didn't have my Ipod in the car or at Soccer, otherwise more ratings. Chris' team is playing up a grade (up to sixth) and the games are getting really good. As opposed to the one-sided vitories experienced previously. Ashley's dad is coaching more often; he seems to know his stuff and he's taught his daughter well. I hope some of that focus will rub off on Chris.

I turned on ads today too. Unfortunately I'm not able to click on the ads myself, it's against the rules. Maybe I'll find the fortiude to publish the site address somewhere and other people will click on the ads. Then again, who clicks on ads anymore?

NameArtistAlbumMy Rating
Stranger In My House (HQ2 Mix)TamiaTotally Dance100 out of 100
One Step Too FarFaithless feat. DidoOne Step Too Far100 out of 100
What Day Is ItSpace GhostMusical Bar-B-Que100 out of 100
It's A Fine DayATB Miss JaneThe Unknown Album80 out of 100
What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)Information SocietyInformation Society80 out of 100
Slow CountryGorillazGorillaz [Bonus Tracks]80 out of 100
Only If...EnyaBest of Enya80 out of 100
Carribean BlueEnyaBook Of Days80 out of 100
Duncan Hills CoffeeDethklokMetalocalypse Soundtrack80 out of 100
Spoonful Of Slow9 Lazy 9Ninja Cuts - Flexistentialism80 out of 100
SpiralDJ FoodNinja Cuts - Scratchmological Waxploitation80 out of 100
LandslideDixie ChicksHome80 out of 100
Mercy In YouDepeche ModeSongs of Faith and Devotion60 out of 100
LetterboxThey Might Be GiantsFlood60 out of 100
Someone Must Get HurtShe Wants RevengeShe Wants Revenge60 out of 100
Symphony No. 9 (Scherzo)Ludwig van Beethoven, composer. Seattle Symphony. Gerard Schwarz, directorThe Unknown Album60 out of 100
Out From UnderIncubusMake Yourself60 out of 100
Old Time ProblemPepperNo Shame60 out of 100
Taxi RideTori AmosScarlet's Walk60 out of 100
Flute FruitShpongleTales of the Inexpressible60 out of 100
UnforgettableNat King ColePure Jazz [Polygram]60 out of 100
We Never ChangeColdplayParachutes60 out of 100
SuperheroesDaft PunkDiscovery60 out of 100
bcww_ringtone_chorusVarious ArtistsThe Unknown Album60 out of 100
The Mayor of SimpletonXTCUpsy Daisy Assortment60 out of 100
Get On Your Knees50 CentVol.34 Blazing Hip-Hop & R&B60 out of 100
Journeyman's Electric Lazyman9 Lazy 9Ninja Cuts - Flexistentialism60 out of 100
Just Like HeavenThe CureGalore (The Singles 1987-1997)40 out of 100
Old school scratchingDJ Q-BertWave Twisters40 out of 100
ATHF Theme RemixCartoon NetworkAqua Teen Hunger Force Soundtrack40 out of 100
Piya Re - remixVarious ArtistsBhangra Album40 out of 100
Track 14Neil YoungNeil Young Unplugged40 out of 100
Minkey BoodleSpace GhostMusical Bar-B-Que40 out of 100
I Love BeansSpace GhostMusical Bar-B-Que40 out of 100
Big HeadSpace GhostMusical Bar-B-Que40 out of 100

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