UMG Says Throwing Away Promo CDs is Illegal

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  1. Joe Moore

    Joe Moore Is Not Jim... Administrator

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    http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2008/04/umg-says-throwing-away-promo-cds-illegal

    Hilarious.
     
  2. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    wth universal?
     
  3. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    what about using them as coasters? can they sue my tea?
     
  4. aussiehippy

    aussiehippy Au contraire, Blackadder.

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    UMG are on crack! They just panicking because they're going the way of the dodo, slowly but surely...
     
  5. Draven

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    Oh man, that's just laughable.
     
  6. Scourge_151

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    So is using them as coasters illegal now? Are AOL going to sue me for improper use of their media?

    What a load of arse-biscuits.
     
  7. darkmgmstr

    darkmgmstr Blue Lantern Corps Member

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    :wtf:  :lolol 
     
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    :lolol  :lolol  :lolol  :lolol  :lolol  :lolol  :lolol  :lolol  :lolol  :lolol 
    Their idiots
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  9. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    I already could have told you that was their stance on the issue, since it's been stamped all over the promo discs for decades now--but I didn't expect them to actually sue an individual over it. Hope this falls flat for UMG.
     
  10. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    The music industry isn't helping its case by making blatantly wrong statements like this. It just plain isn't what the law says and makes them look like laughingstocks when they say it.
     
  11. Tekkaman Blade

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    I'd be scared if they actually won. They need to reel their lawyers in. Or at the least realize the industry is changing. It's all going digital soon. Also the songs aren't worth as much as they used to be. At least on the Cd format. People don't have to buy the bad songs with the good ones anymore. They can just go to itunes and download the 1 or 2 good songs from an album rather than the entire album.
     
  12. TheIncredibleHulk

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    Wow. The shit just gets deeper and deeper
     
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    Good. I sold hundreds of those back in my radio days. Good thing I didn't toss them in the trash.
     
  14. Belgrath

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    That's just stupidly funny. :lol 
     
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    If they don't want the promo CDs thrown away or resold at anytime forever in eternity, I want to know if they offer a free service to reclaim and/or dispose of those promo CDs.
     
  16. Chaos Muffin

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    lol

    Desperate measures are taken when the ship's going down i guess
     
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    No, with portals.
     
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    Note to self: Don't read threads like this with an infected cheek. Hurts like hell.

    Also, :lolol 
     
  19. Eric

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    [​IMG]

    But, wow, UMG must have no brains whatsoever.
     
  20. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    A year ago, I thought people who predicted this were crazy.

    I owe them all an apology.
     

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