RIAA Is Countersued

Okay, okay, I promise I’m not going to spend the rest of my life picking anti-RIAA sites. However, this story broke this week, and it’s too good to pass up:
It seems a couple in Michigan, sued by the RIAA for allegedly downloading copyrighted music, is now countersuing the record companies’ champion. Why? Because it has recently come to light that the testimony obtained that was used to justify the lawsuit against the couple (Mr. And Mrs. Nelson) was obtained from some witnesses through coercion and/or extortion.
A witness came forth (involved in this case) and gave a deposition stating that an RIAA attorney told her to lie about the Nelsons, otherwise he wouldn’t have a case.
Very nice. Not only are we going to sue wheelchair-bound grandmothers and children, we just might have to make up a few stories to make the charges stick.

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The Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation

Franklin D. Roosevelt was one of the greatest Presidents we have ever elected to that office. But he was also the only President that was handicapped. He contracted polio at a time when little was known about it, and the treatments varied. But his determination to overcome it was legendary. In fact, many consider his efforts to over come polio as one of his greatest legacies. One of those legacy’s is the focus of today’s Family First Site, as it is one that was near and dear to him before he was elected to the presidency, and it was here that he passed away in April 1945.

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Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation

One of the great Presidents of our country was Franklin D. Roosevelt, who as an adult had to overcome a cripping disease that usually struck children. But the legacy left by President Roosevelt of how and where he overcame that disease if the focus of today’s FamSite. The site is the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute … Read more…

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

The other night we were looking for something to watch on the telly, and came across a film that we have seen many times before. It was Penny Marshall’s “A League of Their Own”. It was the story of professional women’s baseball in the 1940’s and 50’s. It got me thinking about the true details … Read more…

The National Coalition for School Bus Safety

It is spingtime time, and spring break is upon us. But before you know, it will be over and our children will be heading back to school. Keeping them safe and happy is important so they can have a positive learning experience in school, and grow up to be productive members of society. One way … Read more…