Defendant settles with RIAA after motion for sanctions fails

A federal judge in Texas has sanctioned the attorney of a defendant in one of the RIAA's countless file-sharing lawsuits after the attorney himself requested sanctions for the RIAA's counsel. Not long afterwards, the parties agreed to the settlement and the case will be dismissed.

Atlantic v. Heslep started like every other case, and after the defendant Diane Heslep decided not to avail herself of the record labels' settlement offer, the case went to court. Heslep denied infringement, choosing to fight against the RIAA's allegations. Unlike other cases we have reported on, the RIAA's case that Heslep had directly infringed the labels' copyrights was relatively strong.

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Only one band has gotten me to have enough action to really want to IMPORT the album. poetsofthefall.com from Finland. But being Neowin, you musta heard of them since 1. it's used with 3dmark and Max Payne 2. Although I prefer Lift on that particular album.

But would rather watch a movie or play a game than listen to music I can't connect with. Heck good ol Bach plays out better than most music nowadays. It'll never happened, but worst nitemare for RIAA, everyone starts grooving on classical music. (baroque)

She was on AOL... her entire defense should have been she was to computer illiterate to possibly know enough to share a file.

You know, i feel bad for the guy... but hey, its his own fault for sharing... If people would stop sharing, we leeches would be forced to *maybe* buy more movies and music, or just not listen to music/watch movies, because we wouldnt be able to get it any other way.

However, I personally don't give two ****s about Whether or not the RIAA/MPAA loses money simply because theres ZERO originality in movies/music anymore. Think about it. Movies these days are literally designed using a mathematical equation (eg snakes+plane=two things people fear most=good scary movie... though that one didn't work out too well) Or another example: The whole Marvel comic series... Superman....like 6 of those, batman... countless, xmen-3, spiderman-3, matrix-3 (though i give credit to this one because it was a continuing storyline and not just "new adventures") Rocky-way too ****in many, and the list goes on....

Make some ORIGINAL movies people!

another example of how the media controls whats put out..... its not a coincidence that, in all the American Idol seasons, not once has there been an overlap in singing styles of the winner. They were all different. That didn't happen because america collectively decided they liked one over the other.... it happened because the hosts told people who to vote for. Artists do ridiculous songs that are so far from their natural genre that its obvious that they were pretty much told to sing those songs.... Oh ya, and something i found absolutely hilarious... Theres ONE WOMAN in the music industry who literally writes for 80 percent of female artists in america.... think about that.... that means 80 percent of peoples' favorite stars are all singing what this woman writes for them. Let them sing their own music! Sheesh! maybe that's just it though.. their own music probly sux, and all theyre good for is a good singing voice, though i happen to doubt that in most cases.

Anyway, sorry for the long rant.... but I wish the whole of america would realize how enslaved they are to what the media puts out, and would start boycotting movies/music enough to put RIAA and similar companies out of business. Corporate america has totally killed those industries. But you know how it goes.... "He who has the gold makes the rules."

/rant

ispamforfood said,
You know, i feel bad for the guy... but hey, its his own fault for sharing... If people would stop sharing, we leeches would be forced to *maybe* buy more movies and music, or just not listen to music/watch movies, because we wouldnt be able to get it any other way.

However, I personally don't give two ****s about Whether or not the RIAA/MPAA loses money simply because theres ZERO originality in movies/music anymore. Think about it. Movies these days are literally designed using a mathematical equation (eg snakes+plane=two things people fear most=good scary movie... though that one didn't work out too well) Or another example: The whole Marvel comic series... Superman....like 6 of those, batman... countless, xmen-3, spiderman-3, matrix-3 (though i give credit to this one because it was a continuing storyline and not just "new adventures") Rocky-way too ****in many, and the list goes on....

Make some ORIGINAL movies people!

another example of how the media controls whats put out..... its not a coincidence that, in all the American Idol seasons, not once has there been an overlap in singing styles of the winner. They were all different. That didn't happen because america collectively decided they liked one over the other.... it happened because the hosts told people who to vote for. Artists do ridiculous songs that are so far from their natural genre that its obvious that they were pretty much told to sing those songs.... Oh ya, and something i found absolutely hilarious... Theres ONE WOMAN in the music industry who literally writes for 80 percent of female artists in america.... think about that.... that means 80 percent of peoples' favorite stars are all singing what this woman writes for them. Let them sing their own music! Sheesh! maybe that's just it though.. their own music probly sux, and all theyre good for is a good singing voice, though i happen to doubt that in most cases.

Anyway, sorry for the long rant.... but I wish the whole of america would realize how enslaved they are to what the media puts out, and would start boycotting movies/music enough to put RIAA and similar companies out of business. Corporate america has totally killed those industries. But you know how it goes.... "He who has the gold makes the rules."

/rant

Dude, that is no rant... It is common sense. Too bad most of the people dont see it that way. Most of what the media puts out is utter crap. Movies are no longer works of art, but targeted at specific demographics (viz. 13 yrs and below).

Music is just plain boring. I mean, you want a number one hit, go look at back catalogues of some obscure (or well known) band and cover that...

You want to make money, just make music for teenage girls...

Dont get me wrong there are a LOT of good artist out there. But they never see nearly enough airplay / screen time as the bubble gum artists. That is the sad part. We shouldnt be slaves to what the industry puts out! We should make up our own minds...