The RIAA owes you, claim it.

Fri, 10 Jan 2003 03:57:38 -0600 (CST)

Someone else can do the math/statistics/research, but what if the amount 
isn't less than 5 bux?  Would be cool to get people to paypal it all to 
some kind of cool cause.  Wonder what non profit or whatever kinda things 
it's destined to go to if it is less than 5 bux.  I guess I could comb 
through the site/web for info about that, but I'm so burnt out on sitting 
in a car that I don't have the motivation to open a damned browser.  

On Thu, 9 Jan 2003 wrote:

> Nobody reads the fine legalese:
> What Benefits are Available?
> The Defendants have agreed to pay a combination of cash and non-cash
> consideration. Defendants' combined cash payments total $67,375,000.
> In addition, Distributor Defendants will provide $75,700,000 worth of
> prerecorded music compact discs.
> Cash Distribution
> The cash paid by the Defendants, after the payment of attorneys' fees,
> litigation and Settlement administration costs, shall be distributed
> to consumers who purchased Music Products. The number of claims filed
> will determine the actual amount of the individual refund but will not
> exceed $20.00 per claimant. If the number of claims filed would result
> in refunds of less than $5.00 per claimant, there will be no cash
> distribution to individual consumers. Rather, the cash portion of the
> Settlement shall be distributed to not-for-profit, charitable,
> governmental or public entities to be used for music-related purposes
> or programs for the benefit of consumers who purchased Music Products.
> IMPORTANT - If you are a member of the Settlement Group, you can only
> file one claim per person no matter how many Music Products you
> purchased.
> So, for all intents and purposes, the settlement group wont' even get
> enough to buy a CD, muchless, WiFI equipment, or a real donation that
> counts.   That is, if any money is received at all.  Something tells
> me, it'll magically be deposited to a shadowy charitable entity (like
> the lawyer's fund :) )
> Nice dreams, and I filed my claim.  A $5 check indirectly from the
> RIAA will go on my wall, damnit.
> -BB
> T> If you purchased an audio recording from a retailer between January 1 1995
> T> and December 22, 2000 then the RIAA owes you money. As part of a
> T> settlement in a class action suit against the recording industry for price
> T> fixing, they agreed to a large payout that affects everyone who meets the
> T> above requirements. To claim you share of the RIAA payback head on over to
> T>
> T> Maybe a trip to might be in order, perhaps a donation to your
> T> save OSS project, maybe put it towards buying a wifi card to put up a node
> T> in your local Wireless Community Network.
> T> -tomwsmf

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly             walking around in the daytime, and falling into at night. I miss you like hell.                -- Edna St. Vincent Millay, Letters, 1952