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Snuckles
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posted 09 January 2004 07:40 PM      Profile for Snuckles   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Though no guns were brandished, the bust from a distance looked like classic LAPD, DEA or FBI work, right down to the black "raid" vests the unit members wore. The fact that their yellow stenciled lettering read "RIAA" instead of something from an official law-enforcement agency was lost on 55-year-old parking-lot attendant Ceasar Borrayo.

The Recording Industry Association of America is taking it to the streets.

Even as it suffers setbacks in the courtroom, the RIAA has over the last 18 months built up a national staff of ex-cops to crack down on people making and selling illegal CDs in the hood.

The result has been a growing number of scenes like the one played out in Silver Lake just before Christmas, during an industry blitz to combat music piracy.


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s-vendy
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posted 09 January 2004 10:14 PM      Profile for s-vendy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
May they fail as spectacularly as they have at "helping" artists in the past.
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