Super Bowl bust: U.S. government seizes 307 domains for violating NFL copyrights | Technology News Blog – Yahoo! News.
The seizure was conducted under U.S. civil law, not criminal law. That means the affected parties need to prove that the internet domains were not engaging in illegal activity to get them back — an ugly mirror image of the country’s usual “innocent until proven guilty” right. Many of the domains were not being operated by U.S. groups. Because they used U.S. domain suffixes .net, .com, and .org, however, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency was empowered to act.
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RIAA boss takes home $3 mil+ – Boing Boing
[Cary Sherman's] pay-packet: $3,185,026. That’d sure buy a lot of ramen for starving musicians.
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Tagged Cary Sherman, copyright, lobby, music industry, ramen, recording industry, RIAA, salary, starving musicians