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Interview Lawyers Who Defend Against RIAA Suits 289

Posted by Roblimo
from the when-you-want-an-expert-opinion-ask-an-expert dept.
Attorneys Ty Rogers and Ray Beckerman maintain a blog called Recording Industry vs The People, subtitled, "A blog devoted to the RIAA's lawsuits of intimidation brought against ordinary working people," which was most recently linked from Slashdot on Sept. 10. They've agreed to answer your questions about RIAA suits -- and they obviously will not preface their answers with "IANAL," although we must note that they cannot give specific legal advice about specific cases. For that you need to engage an attorney yourself. (Luckily, their site contains a directory of lawyers willing to defend against RIAA suits.) In any case, these guys obviously know more than the average bear (or lawyer) about how the RIAA goes about suing music fans, how to keep from getting sued by the RIAA, and how to fight back if you do get sued, so we're glad they're willing to help us learn more about this apparently endless legal mess. Usual Slashdot interview rules apply.
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Interview Lawyers Who Defend Against RIAA Suits

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  • by hawkeye_82 (845771) on Monday September 11, 2006 @02:35PM (#16083002) Journal
    You guys are lawyers AND like to help people? What's it like on your home planet ;) ?
  • by UbuntuDupe (970646) on Monday September 11, 2006 @03:13PM (#16083330) Journal
    I can't speak for them, but each and every client I have ever defended has been one hundred percent innocent.

    --Matlock
  • by rolfwind (528248) on Monday September 11, 2006 @03:56PM (#16083766)
    Well, when you look up into the skies, you see flocks of pigs flying.

    Other than that, it's pretty much like this place.
  • by Tmack (593755) on Monday September 11, 2006 @04:27PM (#16084116) Homepage Journal
    ...(to prevent real ripping off)

    Nah, if it were Real, they would just buffer it

    tm

  • by Simonetta (207550) on Monday September 11, 2006 @07:52PM (#16085596)
    Set up a meeting with the RIAA attorney to arrange payment. Have a gun and a piece of paper that says that the suit is dropped by the RIAA.
        Meet the RIAA. Pull the gun. Tell the creep that either their signature will be on the paper or their brains will be. If he doesn't sign the paper dropping the suit, then blow his brains out. If he does sign, then don't harm him. After all, you are a man of honor even when dealing with worthless scum like RIAA lawyers that the world would be better off not having anyway.
        If he laughs at you, shoot his hand apart like in "Taxi Driver". If he stares you in the eye and offers to reduce your fine by 20%, then shoot him in the leg. Take his wallet and leave. If he offers to go down to 50% of the fine after you shoot him in the leg and blow his hand apart, then agree to the 50% fine. Then pay him a retainer and have him become your lawyer in all future dealings with the RIAA. He's a pit bull.

        If everybody did this then we wouldn't have this kind of trouble from these asshats. Nobody in Iraq or Russia or the Congo ever has to worry about the RIAA, why should we? After all, killing an RIAA lawyer isn't exactly killing a human being, is it?

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