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Comment: Why stop at doubling? (Score 1) 319

by drwav (#30500742) Attached to: Verizon Defends Doubling of Early Termination Fee

Just make the early termination fee $1 billion and change the contract length from 2 years to 100 years. Then shut down all the towers and fire all employees so that the CEO and a few other high ups are the only ones collecting money. It isn't like they will need to worry about anyone ever leaving ever so who cares if they don't actually provide service since they have a "service not guaranteed" clause in the contract anyway.

The Courts

Nesson & Camara Increase Attack Against RIAA 193

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the bad-business-models dept.
eldavojohn writes "We talked about Charlie Nesson of Harvard Law School before, and it may not have been known to you, but he is backing former student and Jammie Thomas' new lawyer, K.A.D. Camara. Ars is reporting that Nesson is upping the charges against the RIAA. Not only is file-sharing fair use, but the $100,000,000 the RIAA has collected through fear is due back to those wrongly accused. He's also increasing the number of fronts he's fighting. On Camara's website, he indicates that in another case, Brittany English (pro bono), they 'are asking the courts to declare that statutory damages like these — 150,000:1 — are unconstitutional and that the RIAA's campaign to extract settlements from individuals by the threat of such unconstitutional damages is itself unlawful, enjoin the RIAA's unlawful campaign, and order the RIAA to return the $100M+ that it obtained as a result of its unlawful campaign.'"

[Crash programs] fail because they are based on the theory that, with nine women pregnant, you can get a baby a month. -- Wernher von Braun