Saturday, April 16, 2005

Comcast sued for handing over customer data to RIAA

America's largest cable provider is being sued by a woman who claims the company voluntarily forked over her personal account data to the RIAA. [via Boing Boing]

Once upon a time, on a sunny evening with a distant rainbow in the east, sitting on the wet green lawn near the roses, Albert and Trebla went into an argument AGAIN...

Trebla: Well done! RIAA, go after all these pirates! Sue them all and make big bucks for the copyright holders.

Albert: Hi brother, you should not call those who infringed on other's copyright a pirate. These people do not kill people and they are more like Robin Hood. By the way, the issue here is not about RIAA sueing people. It is about Camcast bleaching its privacy requirement.

Trebla: Who cares about privacy. On the Internet, all your transactions are stored by all the proxy inbetween the sender and reciever. Anyone with a little bit of skill will be able to get the information. By the way, your royalty programs know more about you than yourself AND you voluntantly give that away anyway.

Albert: But Camcast is still legally liable for releasing the private information without court authorisation.

Trebla: So Camcast just need to settle with Leadbetter, for sum say 3000. That will end the matter. Ha Ha...

Albert: What do you mean by "ha ha"?

Trebla: Stupid, what do you think the deal between Camcast and RIAA would worth? So, ha ha...

Albert: You are only speculating!

Trebla: I am only commercially more clever than you are. Ha ha....