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No mo Girls Just Wanna Have Fun...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by slappy4428, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Or any other illegal karaoke nonsense...

    Feds prosecute karaoke businesses for copyright violations

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced Monday what they called the first-ever conviction for copyright infringement in karaoke music.

    Tracy Ann Brock, of Burnsville, 43, pleaded guilty to a single count of felony conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement, according to a news release.

    Prosecutors claimed that Brock, as president and co-owner of Star Music Inc., distributed hundreds of thousands of illegal copies of karaoke recordings that were loaded into computer hard drives and then sold on eBay and other online auction sites.

    Prosecutors alleged that Brock conspired to sell the infringing copies of the music from April 2004 to July 2006 — when the FBI searched her house in Burnsville.

    Special agents seized large numbers of compact disks, computers and other equipment to copy, store and distribute the pirated music.

    The case was part of the Department of Justice's broader initiative to prevent online computer piracy, the U.S. attorney's office in Minnesota said in a news release.
  2. John

    John Well-Known Member

    As someone who doesn't want to be within 10 miles of a karaoke bar, I salute this.
  3. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    So what kind of jail tim or fines is she facing?
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Listening to John sing Three Times a Lady
  5. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I was thinking listening to Anthony Edwards and Alex Kingston singing Piano Man, but I think we're on the same wavelength, Slap
  6. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    That was brutal!
  7. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

  8. John

    John Well-Known Member

  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Maybe at the baseball/softball tourney/cardgame/drinking fest
  10. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I'm crossing my fingers that none of our teams make it that far.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    too bad... I was looking forward to winning some money from you and others on your staff
  12. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Since I suck at cards, I'd be better off just sending you a check.
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