The illegal “sharing” of copyrighted material that appears to promote selfishness and a demand for the “right” to get something at the expense of another, but at the same time resists when others work to protect their legitimate rights, seems to embody the title of Nat Hentoff`s seminal book on freedom of speech to be convicted of any drug-related charge in Louisiana, You must be hit by a drug law, and it can be manufacturing, possession, distribution and trafficking. Drugs like marijuana are considered CDS, even though they are not illegal in some states of the country; it`s in Louisiana. You bought the actual CD in your hand, but you also acquired a license from the copyright holders – performers and composers, arrangers and/or publishers – to listen to the music. You can listen to your CD as many times as you want without paying any additional fees or royalties to the copyright holders. But you can`t copy the CD and give it to someone else or sell it to someone else. Because as soon as you do that, you illegally deprived the copyright holders of their rights as owners of the music and performance on the CD. Well, that`s an argument. But I think it`s a bit of an exaggeration to equate the justification of people stealing property, violating copyright and depriving artists of their fair due dates in terms of royalties and revenues, to Rosa Parks protesting an unjust law that violates their civil rights. Rosa Parks called for justice based on HIGHER laws: the country`s founding document, the Declaration of Independence, which said, “All men are created equal,” and the Bible, which says, “All are equal in the eyes of God.” Kazaa and those who illegally “share” files, on the other hand, by promoting theft, seem to turn to INFERIOR laws: the laws of selfishness, of “me first,” of “who cares about the rights of others.” CDS is short for Controlled Dangerous Substance in Louisiana. Controlled hazardous substances are drugs that Louisiana lawmakers have designated as so dangerous that it is illegal to possess or possess them without a valid prescription. These drugs have been divided into different schedules, depending on the potential for drug abuse and medical use. Each drug has a different potential for addiction and abuse. Some drugs have medicinal purposes and therefore require a prescription.
It`s not up to an individual to decide if the record company is “fair” in what it does legally. However, you must abide by the law, whether you like it or not. Just stop doing it. Stop ripping CDs and scamming artists. Right now. Decide not to steal other people`s property. Start with the refund by buying legal copies of the CDs you`ve ripped, or buy the songs legally from one of the legal download sites like iTunes. Or simply destroy all your illegal leads. Repentance and compensation are a long road to salvation. This is a question you have to decide for yourself. I hope you make the right choice – not for me or for the sake of other artists and the huge “trickle-down” that is negatively affected when people release CDs. But for your own good.
A clear conscience is a “pearl of great price”. It`s never too late to do the right thing. If you`ve been arrested for violating a law in the state of Louisiana, this usually comes with penalties as well as fines that can be quite significant. That being said, the best option is usually to seek the help of a criminal defense attorney or drug attorney if you own a controlled substance in the state of Louisiana. You need to understand everything in the CDS law to know what you are most likely to be charged with and what kind of punishment awaits you without good legal representation. It happens all the time. Take the hottest topic of the “hot button”: abortion. Those who oppose abortion believe that they have the moral superiority to do so.
But those who think abortion is acceptable have legal superiority. Moralists can protest, complain, lobby, write letters and hold up signs to change the law. But they can`t – they can`t – prevent a person from having an abortion. Because the law says abortion is allowed. The law may not be fair or just, but it is the law. Until it is changed, it is the law. The situation with the theft of audio tracks belonging to someone else is the same. The law states that you are not allowed to take it without permission. We don`t need to like the law, we don`t need to agree with the law, but it`s the law, and if we break it, we`re doing something wrong.
When law firms, legal technology companies and corporate legal services invest in DCI, what kind of programs do they implement to recruit, engage and retain diverse talent? How can they use existing tools and processes and what needs to change? Regina has over 35 years of leadership experience in the legal services industry, working for service providers, law firms and government agencies. Prior to joining CDS, Regina worked as one man in the eDiscovery industry. The problem with justifying the theft of a copyrighted music track is that the person who “tore” and “shared” the file unilaterally decided that the law was bad. Because he feels that the record company is unfair to charge money for a CD, because he believes that the company is only ripping off artists, he feels perfectly fine if he takes them without paying them. But this is, of course, theft. Why is it okay to steal a song with Kazaa if you don`t think about going to a record store and putting a CD in your pocket? What`s the difference? Is it fair that you don`t get “caught”? What does it say about our society if one of us has done something illegal until we are caught? Now, some people justify all this illegal behavior in different ways. For example, some people think that record companies are just big conglomerates that scam artists. These people think it`s not unethical to scam a big company because they`re just ripping off artists in some way.
The truth is that some companies do NOT have moral superiority. But they have legal superiority. And as soon as legal superiority no longer means anything, society suffers. That said, there is something more. If you are a person who illegally copies music – recorded or printed – and your consciousness begins to disturb you, there is something you can do. You may begin to see that the protection of concrete and intellectual property is an important issue. You can see that copyright is a law like any other that must be enforced in order to preserve a just society. You may see that when the problem is personalized and you start to see that ripping a CD is no different than putting your hand in my wallet (or a cash register in your local CD store) and withdrawing $15.00, you feel a little uncomfortable. Maybe, just maybe, you see that what you`re doing is wrong and not nice. If so, there`s a way out of that itchy feeling you have. Pete has been working in the field of legal document management for over thirty-six years and has built an extensive network of relationships during this time. His career began in Xerox`s outsourcing department in sales and distribution management.
In his role at CDS, Michael oversees all activities in the Midwest, including support for business law firms and corporate relationships. He has over 10 years of experience in eDiscovery and law and has worked on several major issues for one of them. As we have already noted above, it is illegal for a person to be found without a proper and valid prescription with CDS. Schedules usually determine the type of punishment, and the number of drugs also determines this. As Director of eDiscovery Strategy, Chris O`Connor advises clients on the use of technology in all aspects of the eDiscovery Reference Model (EDRM), from collection to production. He applies his in-depth knowledge of technology and legal processes to construction. These schedules are a great way to regulate drugs because of the penalties associated with illegal possession. Illegal possession of CDS carries different charges, depending on the drug and the amount found in a person`s possession. Thus, a person arrested for illegal possession of CDS would be punished if it appeared that he owned, distributed and manufactured. It is prudent to know that if you are accused of any of these crimes, the best choice is to seek legal aid to get you the best punishment that decides to represent you in court.