News Of Entertainment and Media Expert Witness Fund Spreading Fast

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Word of the new Expert Witness Defense Fund is getting around online fast, and not only on English language sites. Vivendi Universal (France), Sony BMG (Japan and Germany), EMI (Britain), and Warner Music (US), the members of the Big 4 organised music cartel, are engaged in a vicious and bitter battle with their own customers to force them into becoming compliant consumers, just as they were in the heady pre-Net days…

The fund has been created so RIAA victims can hire their own (entertainment and media) experts in what Recording Industry vs the People’s Ray Beckerman believes is a “cataclysmic event in the history of the RIAA’s litigation campaign”. Free Software Foundation Expert Witness Defense Fund will, “go a long way to at least partially levelling the playing field for the men, women and even young children currently under attack by Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG,” we posted yesterday. So far, among others, it’s been reported by:

Wired, Slashdot, Hard OCP, Ars Technica, TechDirt and Slyck(US)
The Inquirer (UK) (Holland) (Russia)
ZDNet.Be (Dutch)
Ratiatum (French)
Afterdawn (Finland)
Punto Informatico, (Italy)
OS News (Poland)
Tom’s Hardware (France)
p2pnet – (Canada)