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Mrs_Sweetpeach
Date: 2009-07-23 12:32
Subject: Poll based on jury questionnaire in SONY v Tenenbaum - Part 2
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Poll #1433995 Poll based on jury questionnaire in SONY v Tenenbaum - Part 2

Have you or has anyone in your family or a close friend ever used ITUNES?

Yes
5(50.0%)
No
5(50.0%)

Have you or has anyone in your family or a close friend ever used RHAPSODY?

Yes
2(20.0%)
No
8(80.0%)

Do you or does anyone in your family or a close friend have any connection to Harvard University, Harvard Law School or The Berkman Center for Internet and Society?

Yes
1(10.0%)
No
9(90.0%)

Have you ever heard of lawsuits brought by recording companies against people who download and share music files over the internet?

Yes
8(80.0%)
No
2(20.0%)
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johnridley
User: johnridley
Date: 2009-07-23 17:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Somebody in my family may have used Rhapsody, but I said no, because I don't really know what's on all the machines in the house.
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johnridley
User: johnridley
Date: 2009-07-23 17:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
When they say iTunes, do they mean the program, or the store? My wife and daughter both have iPods so they use iTunes, but I have no idea if they buy stuff from the store. If they mean the program, then did they mean to include any music management system like Media Monkey or something like that?
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2009-07-23 17:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I don't know what they meant by iTunes -- I just relayed the question as it was in the actual jury questionnaire.

I had problems with the ripping/burning questions too, as I've done both but it's been with stuff I have the right to do that to, such as copies of photographs I've taken, etc.
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johnridley
User: johnridley
Date: 2009-07-23 17:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What were the ripping/burning questions? Hopefully they're not treading down the path that some insane music execs believe in that if I bought a CD, I'm not allowed to rip it to MP3 and put it on my own player? If that's the case, then they've probably got a problem with our several thousand CDs in the house, all of which have been ripped.
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2009-07-23 18:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
There was no context, just "have you or someone in your household ever..." I don't know what the lawyers are or were thinking. After following recordingindusvspeop for some time, I've concluded that the lawyers involved are of questionable sanity and far less computer literate than I am. (And I consider myself a fairly knowledgeable user, but not an expert by any measure.)

As for "Hopefully they're not treading down the path that some insane music execs...," yes, that does seem to be exactly the case.
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User: bloggingchick
Date: 2009-07-23 20:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:sane by isis2015
I wonder if they are thinking along the lines of ripping a music CD to a computer, then copying it onto CDR to give to a friend so the friend doesn't have to buy the original in a store?
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2009-07-23 20:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I wonder that too. I worry that completely legal activities are seen as suspect by the courts and/or the RIAA. I also fear that these people are somehow so different than the rest of society (or the more techno-savvy subset that makes up my friends and family) that they have no actual experience with sharing files, dealing with computer viruses, or the various things that are legitimately available over the net. With questions like "have you ever downloaded a movie to a computer," I wonder if the think people who use hulu or the blockbuster/netflix computer download thing are both rare and doing something illegal.
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