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Nevertheless, her name is on the lawsuit so she adds to the problem. Take her money away for being a leech.
I'd bet you there is a good chance the class action suit was her lawyer's idea.

But they said it's already been shot down three times
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I'd bet you there is a good chance the class action suit was her lawyer's idea.

But they said it's already been shot down three times
Just having a class-action lawsuit that is not brought up by a government (making it legitamate for the most part) is a needless drain on tax payer money, regardless of the case outcome. I don't care whose idea it was, she contributes by being a part of it. I have no problem with punishing the laywer for class-action suits, either, if that's why you are taking issue with my statment. It doesn't matter whose idea it was, it only matters that it's wasting tax payer money - and 4 times over now!
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However, I am displeased that a class-action lawsuit has been created by one of the sued people. It is not her responsibility to get money for the other victims. She is doing it to get more money for herself, as is her lawyer. It makes me wish the judge hadn't awarded her the legal fees, as she is now just as greedy as the RIAA. Class-action suits should be brought to court by governments, not by a single person looking for a way to weasel some money from somebody.
If the money will be had by either her or the RIAA, I'd rather it be her, just for the sake of hurting the RIAA in any way possible.

Let me get some popcorn and sit back and watch how many people jump to the defense of the RIAA.
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Just having a class-action lawsuit that is not brought up by a government (making it legitamate for the most part) is a needless drain on tax payer money, regardless of the case outcome. I don't care whose idea it was, she contributes by being a part of it. I have no problem with punishing the laywer for class-action suits, either, if that's why you are taking issue with my statment. It doesn't matter whose idea it was, it only matters that it's wasting tax payer money - and 4 times over now!
Not taking issue with your statement, but I would personally rather see the lawyer punished over the woman.

Maybe a class-action lawsuit is what is needed to stop the RIAA from it's ungrounded attacks on random old ladies and single mothers. True that it's using tax payer's money, but maybe that is ok if the RIAA is stopped from all the crap they've been doing.
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Not taking issue with your statement, but I would personally rather see the lawyer punished over the woman.

Maybe a class-action lawsuit is what is needed to stop the RIAA from it's ungrounded attacks on random old ladies and single mothers and printers. True that it's using tax payer's money, but maybe that is ok if the RIAA is stopped from all the crap they've been doing.

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Poor laser printer

A great reason why the RIAA and MPAA shouldn't even be allowed to sue anymore.
Edited by Mootsfox - 6/26/08 at 10:34am
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I agree to that. I think class actions suits are a farse. The only people who profit are the lawyers and it is usually a great deal.
No system is ever perfect, and in all honesty a lot of times it does seem as though it's just lawyers after megabuck cases... Not to mention the fact that although we have many many privileges it seems we are no longer responsible for our own actions. A well known example, the jackass who drank hot coffee and sued McDonald's. other silly cases.

But for every frivolous, ridiculous and bottom feeder-esque lawsuit (class action included) there's one that keeps the corporations honest. All businesses exist for one reason and that's making money; if it weren't for the checks and balances we have now(even frivolous) those same businesses would do everything in their power to make more money. If it was to the detriment of consumers, the environment or competition so what, there would be nothing that gives them a moments pause not when all they see is green...

Fact, most corporations when faced with a frivolous/ridiculous case just settle out of court because it's easier and ultimately cheaper for them. I'm sure if companies began fighting baseless cases they would dissuade lawyers and the people they represent from filing them in the first place. But since they don't fight the cases, it's a self-fulfilling prophecy/vicious cycle, they know it's inevitable that they'll get sued and yet they continue. As long as they take that approach nothing will change.

-Back on topic-

A class action lawsuit against the RIAA/MPAA is a good thing (IMHO). They need to be forcibly rebuked and put in their place for all their frivolous cases. Once it's no longer profitable/feasible to file suit with little to no evidence of the defendants wrong doing the RIAA/MPAA will stop. I say bleed em dry, what goes around comes around.

I don't support piracy, ignorance as a defense or greed... I'm just tired of corporations trying to stick it to the little guys/gals.
Edited by MasterKromm - 6/26/08 at 11:03am
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Yeah!! Anything bad for the RIAA is good for me
    
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all i can say is GOOD GAME!, i hope things like this happen in the UK next, powa to tha people
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No system is ever perfect, and in all honesty a lot of times it does seem as though it's just lawyers after megabuck cases... Not to mention the fact that although we have many many privileges it seems we are no longer responsible for our own actions. A well known example, the jackass who drank hot coffee and sued McDonald's. other silly cases.

But for every frivolous, ridiculous and bottom feeder-esque lawsuit (class action included) there's one that keeps the corporations honest. All businesses exist for one reason and that's making money; if it weren't for the checks and balances we have now(even frivolous) those same businesses would do everything in their power to make more money. If it was to the detriment of consumers, the environment or competition so what, there would be nothing that gives them a moments pause not when all they see is green...

Fact, most corporations when faced with a frivolous/ridiculous case just settle out of court because it's easier and ultimately cheaper for them. I'm sure if companies began fighting baseless cases they would dissuade lawyers and the people they represent from filing them in the first place. But since they don't fight the cases, it's a self-fulfilling prophecy/vicious cycle, they know it's inevitable that they'll get sued and yet they continue. As long as they take that approach nothing will change.

-Back on topic-

A class action lawsuit against the RIAA/MPAA is a good thing (IMHO). They need to be forcibly rebuked and put in their place for all their frivolous cases. Once it's no longer profitable/feasible to file suit with little to no evidence of the defendants wrong doing the RIAA/MPAA will stop. I say bleed em dry, what goes around comes around.

I don't support piracy, ignorance as a defense or greed... I'm just tired of corporations trying to stick it to the little guys/gals.

I agree, there is definitely a reason for class action suits as it is one of the ways to keep companies a little more honest. Just like anything else, though, come up with a system and someone, somehow will learn to exploit it. I also agree that as time goes on, we turn more and more into a blameless society. I just wish there was a better way to keep groups like the RIAA in check without having to throw tons of money at it. It is like everything else. the bad always sticks out and has more of an impact than the good.
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