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The Sad And Desperate Acts of Commercial Malice
« on: December 26, 2008, 08:53:51 am »
How far do those protecting "copyrights" go ? Does destroying someones wedding day fit the bill ?

http://torrentfreak.com/spanish-rights-org-breaks-laws-081225/

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The excessively zealous RIAA campaigns to get those it accuses of infringement are well known. Similar organizations exist in other countries and sometimes their actions are even worse. In this case, the Spanish General Society of Authors and Editors (SGAE) has violated Spanish law, in an attempt to prove a royalties case.

The SGAE hired a private investigator to gatecrash a wedding reception in Seville and video it. The video was to be used as evidence that the venue was playing music without paying the fees SGAE felt it should. However, when the case came to trial, the judge threw out the video evidence as it was collected illegally, in violation of the privacy rights of the people at the event. Despite the loss of the taped evidence, the venue was fined €43,179 ($59,200 US) for using the music without paying royalties.

However, that story had a happy ending of sorts. The SGAE was later fined €60,101 ($82,400 US) for the violation of privacy. Excluding court costs, that’s a €16,992 loss for the SGAE, as well as the bad publicity it generated.



As the rest of the article continues this is an old story from 2006 but believe it of not they are once again trying to destroy someones big day and will it seems continue to break the law to do so, does this sound hypocritical folks ?

Respect our rights but we wont respect yours it seems is the message from these morons   :ugly:

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