Tuesday, November 02, 2004

RIAA MEMBER ATTACKED FOR DOUBLE STANDARDS. NO, HARD TO BELIEVE, I KNOW: Big legal rumpus in the US, where an online Spanish sports magazine CentroDeportivo.com has filed an action against RIAA member Univision. The heart of the legal strike is that images owned by CentroDeportivo has turned up on Univsion forums. Univision's defence? That the pictures were posted by individual users, and that they can't be blamed iof people choose to use their network to breach copyright rules. Which would probably have worked, were Univision not part of an organisation which has spent much of the last decade attacking file-sharing networks and dismissing as rubbish those companies' claims that they can't be blamed if people use their network to breach copyright.