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Obama Taps 5th RIAA Lawyer to Justice Dept.

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posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 01:06 PM
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Obama Taps 5th RIAA Lawyer to Justice Dept.


blog.wired.com

President Barack Obama is tapping another RIAA attorney into the Justice Department.

Monday's naming of Ian Gershengorn, to become the department's deputy assistant attorney of the Civil Division, comes more than a week after nearly two-dozen public interest groups, trade pacts and library coalitions urged the new president to quit filling his administration with lawyers plucked from the Recording Industry Association of America.

The move makes it five RIAA lawyers Obama has appointed ....
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posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 01:06 PM
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Lawyers.... more and more lawyers....

And all of them specializing in making citizens 'pay.'

I know we are supposed to be prolific regarding our own input on threads... but I'm too disgusted to to comment rationally.

Suffice to say, this is NOT impressing me as 'change.'


ershengorn, left, a partner with RIAA-firm Jenner & Block, represented the labels against Grokster (.pdf) and will be in charge of the DOJ Federal Programs Branch. That's the unit that just told a federal judge the Obama administration supports monetary damages as high as $150,000 per purloined music track on a peer-to-peer file sharing program.


Oy!


blog.wired.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 01:27 PM
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The only change Obama makes is the clothes he wears every day.

If people are still rooting and clapping for Obama, they deserve to be shot as a act of mercy.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 01:47 PM
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honestly

this is getting scary
i'm sure any decision that is taking will trickle down to Canada as well



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 01:52 PM
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I used to believe that the justice dept stood for truth and justice. I now see them as enforcers for the big corporations. The FBI now makes sure that big corp revenue steadily flows into deep pockets. They are there for the entertainment industry, the recording industry, and any industry that lobbies with enough money to ensure fiscal security.

I am reminded of this every time I sit down to watch a DVD at home as well as any time some grandmother is sued for allowing her grandkids to load a P2P client on her computer to share music.

Disgusting.

[edit on 14-4-2009 by xman_in_blackx]



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 01:58 PM
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*Tom Perrilli, as Verrilli's former boss, the Justice Department's No. 2 argued in 2002 that internet service providers should release customer information to the RIAA even without a court subpoena.


This can't be good



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 02:22 PM
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I bet the RIAA & MPAA are popping champagne bottles now.

They've got a an army of lackeys within the Justice Dept. and Congress who are now willing to pass any motion proposed to treat copyright infrigers like goddamn convicted rapists and milk them for millions of dollars at a time.

Expect to see those proposed EU Piracy laws start pouring in through the flood gates in the US.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 02:29 PM
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Theyre trying to build a prison
Theyre trying to build a prison

Following the rights movement
You clamped on with your iron fists
Drugs became conveniently
Available for all the kids
Following the rights movement
You clamped on with your iron fists
Drugs became conveniently
Available for all the kids
I buy my crack, I smack my bitch
Right here in hollywood
(nearly 2 million americans are
Incarcerated in the prison system
Prison system of the us)
Theyre trying to build a prison
Theyre trying to build a prison
Theyre trying to build a prison
(for you and me to live in)
Another prison system
Another prison system
Another prison system
(for you and me to live in)

Minor drug offenders fill your prisons
You dont even flinch
All our taxes paying for your wars
Against the new non-rich
Minor drug offenders fill your prisons
You dont even flinch
All our taxes paying for your wars
Against the new non-rich
I buy my crack, I smack my bitch
Right here in hollywood
The percentage of americans in the prison system
Prison system, has doubled since 1985
Theyre trying to build a prison
Theyre trying to build a prison
Theyre trying to build a prison
(for you and me to live in)
Another prison system
Another prison system
Another prison system
For you and i, for you and i, for you and i.
Theyre trying to build a prison
Theyre trying to build a prison
Theyre trying to build a prison
For you and me
Oh baby, you and me.

All research and successful drug policy show
That treatment should be increased
And law enforcement decreased
While abolishing mandatory minimun sentences
All research and successful drug policy show
That treatment should be increased
And law enforcement decreased
While abolishing mandatory minimun sentences
Utilising drugs to pay for secret wars around the world
Drugs are now your global policy now you police the globe
I buy my crack, I smack my bitch
Right here in hollywood
Drug money is used to rig elections
And train brutal corporate sponsored dictators
Around the world
Theyre trying to build a prison
Theyre trying to build a prison
Theyre trying to build a prison
(for you and me to live in)
Another prison system
Another prison system
Another prison system
(for you and me to live in)
For you and i, for you and i, for you and i
For you and i
Theyre trying to build a prison
Theyre trying to build a prison
Theyre trying to build a prison
For you and me
Oh baby, you and me


Do you get it yet?

[edit on 14-4-2009 by djzombie]



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 02:34 PM
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This is just one more reason I know people will soon get fed up. They rob from us, from you, from every pocket that can fight their beast. They lie, they cheat. When will you rage?



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 08:25 PM
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Monopoly gang members get acceptance for rigging their own industry full of "Too big to fail media losers".



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 12:27 AM
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Monday’s naming of Ian Gershengorn, to become the department’s deputy assistant attorney of the Civil Division, comes more than a week after nearly two-dozen public interest groups, trade pacts and library coalitions urged the new president to quit filling his administration with lawyers plucked from the Recording Industry Association of America.

The move makes it five RIAA lawyers Obama has appointed to the Justice Department.

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