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Friday, June 27, 2003
Recording Artists vs. Recording Industry -- Update

Somehow this got by me, but the lawsuit led by Sam Moore of Sam & Dave that I discussed previously has made some progress. The part of the suit charging AFTRA with failing to make sure the record companies paid into the artists' pension fund was settled in December. The record companies are still on the hook for overdue payments. Funny, isn't it, how the jerks complaining about free downloads were themselves getting free music for years? Moore is suing under RICO, which may not get him far, but also under ERISA, the retirement law. He may have good leverage there.

Incidentally, a search for "Sam Moore" on the RIAA website came up with no results.

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