Aimster: John Deep v. RIAA is now filed in the Supreme Court of the United States, Docket Number 03-658.
01/12/04: The Supreme Court denied the Petition. Now we'll have to go to trial without a fair chance to obtain evidence. Well, you can bet we're not giving up!
More on Aimster: John Deep v. RIAA
John Deep, in case you didn't know, is my Dad.
Aimster: Deep v. RIAA - Background
November 20, 2003: John Deep v. RIAA - Call for Amicus John Deep (my Dad) has made a Call for Amicus in support of the Petition, John Deep v. RIAA. This is a case in the U.S. Supreme Court that affects many. You may participate in the process - for or against. Free the Music! (63)
November 15, 2003: John Deep v RIAA - In Defense of Authors "Tiny independent labels and artists with pea-sized bankrolls are seeing increased sales, exposure and critical recognition." John Deep, Madster v. RIAA is about this very issue... Free the Music! (50)
November 12, 2003: John Deep v. RIAA - O Ye of Little Faith I'm praying for my Dad, John Deep, to succeed in the Supreme Court. Keep the faith, Dadster. But some are doubting and fearful... Free the Music! (43)
June 1, 2003: Larry Lessig on the EFF Aimster Amicus In Professor Lessig's words ... "This is an important week. Monday, the FCC rules on its mediacon rules. Monday could also be the day the Supreme Court decides the Dastar case. But most important of all: Wednesday, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals hears the Aimster case." Free the Music! (34)
May 30, 2003: EFF Aimster Amicus Coolest thing ever! EFF files an amicus brief... My heroes!!! Oral arguments are June 4th in Chicago.... would love to meet any friends there!!! UPDATE - TIME CHANGE: Place and Time Free the Music! (42)
March 1, 2003: File-Sharing Predicts Failure of Whitney Houston Whitney Houston failure leads to ouster of Arista executive. If the music executives would just look at the data from the file-sharing networks, they'd be able to predict with much better accuracy which records will sell. Free the Music! (55)
February 5, 2003: More on AOL/TimeWarner and Bertelsmann Insider Trading Scandal FBI Continues to Probe AOL Deals Free the Music! (54)
January 16, 2003: Aimster Attacks Big Media Yesterday, we made a motion before Federal Judge Lawrence E. Kahn, saying that we wanted a permanent freeze on the abuse of process by big media against us. Aimster is back... and on the attack! Free the Music! (75)
January 6, 2003: Aimster Is Back! I'm back.... free to blog again! Sorry I've been away for so long but the Media Companies were threatening my Dad with a contempt order -- and I didn't want to say anything in my blog that could hurt him. But now here's the big news today ... (from the latimes.com, Jan. 6) We're free! - New York Court Stays Aimster Injunction. Thanks to Jon Healey of the Los Angeles Times for great reporting! Love you, Jon! Now, let's rock! I'll be posting here as frequently as before, and I'll also be putting up court papers and my notes of what's going on behind the scenes. Believe me, we won't give up! Err... But for now I'm late for school! Free the Music! (62)
October 25, 2002: AOL TimeWarner Bertelsmann Insider Stock Trade The executives of Time Warner - first Ted Turner (Via Google), and now Dick Parsons, are attacking Steve Case, founder of AOL, for the fraudulent ad revenue that AOL has admitted over the last several years. OK so AOL is no angel, but I've used AOL since I was 7 years old and they were a much better company before they merged with Time Warner. The real story here is... Free the Music! (46)
October 15, 2002: Anti-Trust Settlement for CD Price Fixing To claim your money see MusicPundit: CD Antitrust Settlement ... but artists and songwriters are not being compensated in this settlement! Free the Music! (60)
October 8, 2002: Bertelsmann Profits From Nazis Commission finds Bertelsmann profited in Nazi era. The company "legend" that it was a victim of the Nazis was a lie. This lie led to Bertelsmann's entire success, because it "smoothed the way for the occupation authorities, promptly granting the firm a new license to publish." I believe that a share of Bertelsmann's current profits is therefore still due to this lie - is in fact still Nazi blood money. What's worse, the blood money has been earned in many cases from the work of many prominent Jewish artists, from Neil Sedaka, Barry Manilow and Kenny G. to Jascha Heifetz and Eugene Ormandy - all under contract to Bertelsmann's record label, BMG. I believe that since this is Nazi blood money it should now be given back. How could Bertelsmann give back the blood money? Well, here's one idea... How about if all the artists at BMG demand that Bertelsmann tear up their contracts. Then, the profits that remain on the contracts could be the 'give back' for the Nazi blood money. How about that? Free the Music! (31)
September 30, 2002: AntiTrust Damages for Music CDs Although this antitrust settlement for CDs costs $75 Million, Artists will benefit from it, because their market will be free. ... Trust me, this is just the tip of the iceberg... Free the Music! (48)
September 13, 2002: Proposed Injunction Against Me Well, here it is for all legal experts and concerned citizens. Here's what Big Media wants everyone to do. Or at least, here's what they want me to do. And I think I'm pretty typical of everyone. Free the Music! (39)
September 12, 2002: Anti-Trusting Big Media Lawrence Lessig is calling for "increasing trust at the ends of the network, [which] would weaken an argument that Hollywood now pushes: that Congress regulate every machine on the Internet to protect Hollywood's content." Free the Music! (41)
September 5, 2002: Rumors of My Demise It's always strange to see myself in news articles. Especially, now - I feel like Tom Sawyer watching his own funeral. Hate to crash the party, but these rumors are greatly exaggerated. Some reporters buy whatever song Big Media sells them, no matter how bad it is. Even my friend Brad at Wired doesn't bother to listen first. Free the Music! (42)
September 4, 2002: Injunction Against Me Just heard that an injunction has been issued against me -- well, against the software named for me. The Lyrics of the Court Order are below. Free the Music! (84)
September 4, 2002: Napster Was Here, Ded Kitty Napster was here, Ded Kitty, reads napster.com today, after a Delaware Bankruptcy Court denied Bertelsmann's motion to buy Napster's assets, the final death knell of Napster Inc. Who dies when Napster dies? Free the Music! (284)
Music Industry Scandals as of
Apr 18, 10:16 PM Sex Lyrics Make Hits Only three singles in the Top 50 feature the word "love". Britney Spears: Kissing Madonna No Big Deal Britney Spears on kissing Madonna, "I don't understand what the big deal is." Paris Hilton victim of porn film Nearly unconscious during filming. Music downloads at Wal-mart Well, this certainly helps our anti-trust case ... they sued us three years ago when we had a signed contract to do this exact same thing.
Madonna's American Life Download - Hackers strike back - make Madonna's American Life available on Madonna.com. Tatu Pics of Nude Teens - LESBIAN pop duo Tatu are calling on teens for a nude photo shoot. Blu Cantrell Nude for Playboy - R&B diva Blu Cantrell to pose nude again 50 Cent and Beyonce Knowles Dating - Deeply religious BEYONCE KNOWLES is dating bad boy rapper 50 CENT R. Kelly Music and Pornography - Charged with child pornography and R. KELLY'S new CD is double platinum. Free Music Downloads Help Eminem - "The RIAA is looking for pirates. They need to look in the mirror. The biggest threat to the recording industry..." Radiohead Hail To the Thief Available - The entire Radiohead album has been released. Sony Rigs Oscars Says Michael Moore - Michael Moore's Oscars Speech. Twice uses fictitious word - "Fictition" Courtney Love In See-Through Top - Courtney Love Performs for Charity ... See-through Lingerie is like free music -- it only makes you want it more. Inul Daratista, the Indonesian Eminem - Inul Daratisat - Indonesian Star has never sold a CD. Like her spiritual kin Eminem, Inul Daratista is whatever you say she is. Dixie Chicks Explain Attack on President - Dixie Chicks Explain Anti-Bush Comment. "Just so you know, we're ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas. ...