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+ - UMG v Grooveshark settled, no money judgment against individuals

Submitted by NewYorkCountryLawyer
NewYorkCountryLawyer writes: UMG's case against Grooveshark, which was scheduled to go to trial Monday, has been settled. Under the terms of the settlement (PDF), (a) a $50 million judgment is being entered against Grooveshark, (b) the company is shutting down operations, and (c) no money judgment at all is being entered against the individual defendants.

Comment: Re:Hawaiian Electric (Score 1) 329

by Chris Mattern (#49568753) Attached to: Why Our Antiquated Power Grid Needs Battery Storage

The electric company wants to expand geothermal. There's considerable local opposition. Part of it is because the volcanism on Hawaii is very volatile--there's been incidents of accidentally releasing poisonous gas from the test facilities. Also there's religious issues--the volcanoes on Hawaii are sacred to a lot of the native population.

Comment: Re:Write your Congresscritters (Score 3, Insightful) 209

by Chris Mattern (#49530453) Attached to: McConnell Introduces Bill To Extend NSA Surveillance

You'd be surprised. One letter with no contribution from an unknown doesn't do much, no. But you better believe a Congresscritter keeps track of what he gets large amounts of such mail from his constituents on. Because, while you can't get elected without money, having money doesn't guarantee you election (as the number of people who have tried throwing massive amounts of money at an election only to fail miserably shows). He may or may not do what they want, but he *will* pay attention.

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