Cartersville Woman ordered to pay 6,000 in RIAA lawsuit
11:27 am EDT, Oct 20, 2007
I wonder if she didn't respond because she was dead? Try finding an internet savy lawyer in a small town around here. HA! Wonder if that is why so many local lawsuits have been filed? ----------------------------------------------------------
"A Bartow woman must pay $6,420 for eight songs she is accused of downloading and sharing with others on the Internet.
In July, the Recording Industry Association of America filed a lawsuit against Christy Lee, of 61 Honeysuckle Road in Cartersville, for the alleged copyright violation.
Lee never responded to the lawsuit, so a default judgment was granted against her at $750 per song and $420 in court costs.
As evidence in the complaint, the plaintiffs — who include several major record labels — provided documents showing more than 20 pages of music and video files shared using peer-to-peer program Kazaa. The username of the Kazaa files was shown as ChristyLee@Kazaa.com.
This suit is only one of the RIAA’s massive lawsuit campaign to crack down on music pirates; several other suits have been filed locally.
According to the RIAA, in March more than 7.8 million households in the U.S. illegally downloaded music."
This is a very cool interface for streaming music. First, pick what genre you want to hear, then pick your mood. Do you want classical, but energetic classical? Its right there, and then you can select a specific song if you like from there.
Roswell Aliens Theory Revived by Death Bed Confession
2:04 am EDT, Jul 1, 2007
"last week came an astonishing new twist to the Roswell mystery.
Lieutenant Walter Haut was the public relations officer at the base in 1947 and was the man who issued the original and subsequent press releases after the crash on the orders of the base commander, Colonel William Blanchard.
Haut died last year but left a sworn affidavit to be opened only after his death.
Last week, the text was released and asserts that the weather balloon claim was a cover story and that the real object had been recovered by the military and stored in a hangar. "
Ebay Suspensions reportedly in the thousands - hit small good sellers hard
12:14 am EDT, Jun 29, 2007
Ebay, in an attempt to reduce fraud, enacted suspensions based on what appears to be a questionable 2% across the board unsatisfaction rate - some mathmatical formula performed via shell script most likely - catching many good, but low volume sellers in the net. All over the boards and seller sites, sellers with high numbers and ratings over 99.5 have been suspended or limited. As usual, what were they thinking? If a seller has a huge number of feedbacks, they could ambush a competitor quickly and easily, and they have no recourse. Vendetta suspensions are also highly probably with the new system. All anyone would need to shut down a small time seller they didn't like was to numerous IDs, then bid on a seller's auctions, win them, leave negs and *poof* they are history and the 'buyers' would not even need to worry about pay.
In the meantime, thousands of eBay sellers are very nervous, and openng all the spoof emails taking advantage of the new policy.
And eBay could possibly say their earnings - if down- are because they have been 'culling' the fraud from their site, instead of the normal lull in summer listings or the recent problems with Google's listings.
I admit it, I love make up. I have since I was a young girl. I have never saw makeup as covering up my flaws, rather, having fun painting myself. I once dated a man that asked me not to wear lipstick anymore. I promptly dumped him.
Luckily, my husband, like my father, adores makeup, and bright pink, and bright red lips. I'm so glad. :)
Anyway, this is a site that lists product reviews and even before and after pictures of REAL people. Is that 149.00 mascara that lengthens and thickens your lashes really worth it? Or, are you better off with the 5.00 pink tube that stays on through anything?