Iraq tour ends in $14,000 Internet bill

Full story: Vallejo Times-Herald

An entertainer's huge Internet bill could cost Vallejo's youth a promising program.

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Since: Feb 08

Vallejo, CA

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Jul 2, 2008
 
I hope he looks into the use of "John Lennon's "Imagine" and the Pointer Sisters' "Yes We Can Can" before they are recorded and sold....that's a big No No and copyright infringement. That could cost him a whole lot more than $14k. And by the way DUH!!!!! You are leaving the country and not just leaving the country but going into a war zone - H E L L O, you know what they say about assuming….
gun metal blue

San Francisco, CA

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Jul 2, 2008
 
i didn't know, no one told me, i should have been advised, nice. the standard answer for those that don't have any self responsibility. next a bank robber will use, i forgot to make a with drawel slip out, it's just a tempory advancement.
little Rico

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Jul 2, 2008
 
I can see the law suit now, I'm BLACK so I shouldn't have to pay the $14000 I owe do to the phone calls, make whitey pay it. And the judge says sure ya right.
Eric D

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Jul 2, 2008
 
This new trend of "Caveat emptor" by all companies is quite disgusting. While I certainly believe that you should understand the implications of using a service from a company the company certainly has an obligation to try to warn you as good customer service. But now the new moto for business is screw the customer as much as you can, then these same companies wonder why there is no brand loyalty.

Even more disgusting is the people that are more than happy to see people getting screwed as some sort of lesson in responsibility.

Since: Feb 08

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Jul 3, 2008
 
Eric D wrote:
This new trend of "Caveat emptor" by all companies is quite disgusting. While I certainly believe that you should understand the implications of using a service from a company the company certainly has an obligation to try to warn you as good customer service. But now the new moto for business is screw the customer as much as you can, then these same companies wonder why there is no brand loyalty.
Even more disgusting is the people that are more than happy to see people getting screwed as some sort of lesson in responsibility.
Be real..."Even more disgusting is the people that are more than happy to see people getting screwed as some sort of lesson in responsibility."

Sometimes it's the small minor things in life that teach you the lessons required to be a responsible adult, they are usually followed by statements like “I’m glad I found that out now, before I…..” Other people stumble over these lessons blindly making their way through life and it takes a big slap in the face or boot in the rear to get your attention.

Really, everyone that I’ve talked to when they see this story stop before finishing the second sentence, they all look of with this shocked look. Not shocked because of the bill, shocked because of the incompetence…. Just think, if it wasn’t this situation that caused him trouble – as I said earlier it would be the possible potential of copyright infringement for the use of "John Lennon's "Imagine" and the Pointer Sisters' "Yes We Can Can" before they are recorded and sold.

Learn your lesson now!

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