Thursday, February 23, 2012

Illegal Copyright Protection Case On Point re: My Ongoing Feud With Sony And The RIAA (Hopefully the FBI is by now monitoring my e-mail and will catch the bastards in the act of illegally tracking the progress of my proposed class action suit.  The 'Subject' line cannot be construed as 'entrapment' because I am acting as a private citizen, and it simply states the truth. We shall see.) There is NO defensible reason every time I have been online and used 'port monitoring/IP address identification software' in the last 2 years I have recorded a Hollywood, CA IP address connected, without invitation, to my CPU, and then within hours, said software is remotely disabled.  Luckily I have numerous copies of logs I made in many of these instances distributed throughout the Anacho-Syndicalist community, and secreted in other places.  I purposely never used iTunes, 'cause I always had a protective feeling for Apple, having beta-tested software for them for 20 years.  I still have all my Macs, even my old insanely overclocked 512 that is probably still the fastest Mac+ of all time. I told the FBI I have 3 recently hacked hard drives saved for forensic examination (covers all the way back to 2006) and sent a copy of the spoofed MSN "Network Diagnostic Button" to a friend of mine from the MTSC who works at the DOJ.  I also mailed a copy on CD to the local office of the Secret Service. I received a call back from the Sac. Valley High Tech Crimes Task Force while I was at a job interview today, so things should pick up steam now. I believe I may have finally amassed enough evidenced, copied and stashed around the world, to legally prevail in this particular fight, finally (after 6 years!).  Now all that's left for me to do is to tally the damages and solicit a legal team. About a year ago I asked a semi-famous old Bay Area musician/recording engineer/studio owner friend to keep track of production costs for his and any other Independent projects to which he is privy, so I can estimate the costs of my lost songs and hacked compositions and arrangements. I can also probably ask others he has toured and worked with for years what their estimates might be, and pay 'em all some decent consulting fees on Big Media's dime. Any of my lawyer friends/readers want in? My initial "Waring . . ." blogpost from a few years ago is still one of my most read non-metaphysical/hippie history posts worldwide.  I figure we settle for 12 to 20 mil. after sending out queries for other members of the 'class'.  On MySpace, maybe - For the past 3 years I've kinda' been quietly collecting a 'posse' there that are all of a like mind about "Big Media", some of whom think I never noticed their beefs, but I just didn't wanna' put them in the same 'line of fire' I was in, so I pretended to ignore them. Using MySpace, that would be a nice touch, since I still have copies of the libelous "bulk uploader" HTML/JavaScript source page SOMEONE induced the "MySpace Lads" to publish when I first joined there to market Jondalf/Chumpmonks music and all my hacking woes/stolen tunes and titles began). If none of you are interested I was considering asking Barry Melton or even Gerry Spence.  Is Bill Kunstler still alive, practicing and taking your phone calls Billy?  Barring them, I recall Tony Serra (if he's still kicking) owes me from that Columbian fiasco in '72.  From there I work my way down to ambulance chasers. If I'm lucky I will get this settled before I'm 65 (2016) and can then retire.   At age 60 and after 2 years layoff, I just don't know if my skills set is still marketable, so maybe I eke out a meager subsistence as a "nostalgia act". I still get about 2 legit booking requests a week for live club dates in Sacto/Bay Area from about 3 different agencies, BTW.  So let me know your thoughts, my oldest friends, if any of y'all are still "out there" (like "The Truth" in the X Files axiom);{> - Gandalf