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Thread: RIAA Misinformation Campaign Apparently Works

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    "A Juror in the recent Capitol V Thomas trial speaks out, and potentially opens up avenues for overturning the verdict. His message to the RIAA – ‘your strategy is working’"

    "One of the jurors in the trial, which last Thursday awarded $222,000 in punitive damages against a Minnesota mother of two, spoke in an interview with Wired’s Threat Level about the decision they made.

    The juror, Michael Hegg, a steelworker that claims he has never been on the Internet, said it took just five minutes to reach the verdict.However hours were spent deciding, or ‘bickering’ as to how much to award to the plaintiffs in punitive damages – no actual damages were awarded, because none were sought. Hegg’s statement, that “we wanted to send a message that you don’t do this, that you have been warned,” sends a message of it’s own, that the double-talking tactics of the industry groups is working."

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    Source: TorrentFreak
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    the only thing incentivizing the riaa's 'strategy' is their greed, and the only thing legitimizing such cases is the law. so, thankfully, since america isn't an oligarchy - however bureaucratic they may be or seem, it's only a matter of time until congressmen, admitting that the state cannot even marginally control piracy and advocate freedom at the same time, reform the law.
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    Hegg’s statement, that “we wanted to send a message that you don’t do this, that you have been warned,” sends a message of it’s own, that the double-talking tactics of the industry groups is working."

    I thought the role of the jury was one of deciding whether a specific case was guilty or not. It is not the place of the jury to dictate what is right or wrong, only to ascertain whether a specific is right or wrong.

    It is arrogant presumption for Hegg to make that statement. He has no personal involvement in the piracy issue, or has suffered any loss, so he should keep his thoughts to himself and do exactly what was required of him, which was to vote.

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