Monthly Archives: February 2013

Ahem…trying to move forward

I posted this morning that it was my understanding we had a settlement, and that conduct in Section 1 was to cease by 4 am this morning.  It is clear that many people complied.  But it is also clear that there are a few who did not.

I am a bit at a loss about what to do about this.  Some of these people seem misinformed, some appear to be being pressured by someone to continue, some seem just generally to be having their own problems and unable to relate to what is going on.

I am asking that those who have decided not to comply, use the next 3.5 hours to explain themselves to the many, many who want this settlement.  Those who want the settlement can judge for themselves whether these are sufficient reasons to block the whole thing.  Please go to About and leave your comment (you will have to leave your name, no Creepy Chicken stuff here).

But hearing nothing, I will assume there is no justification.  And things will need to roll forward without you.


It had been 2.5 hours.  I have not received any comments attempting to justify non-compliance with Section 1.


Now it has been 3.5 hours.  I have not received any comments justifying non-compliance.



Moving forward

I granted continuing immunity to everybody today around 1 pm CST, February 18, 2012 (Presidents’ Day).

I also requested and recommended amnesty for everybody.

Those were in exchange for settlement terms, and it is my understanding that a settlement has been reached, and that all settlement terms were agreed to and have been effectuated.





I granted immunity to everybody at 12:41 a.m. this morning, 2/9/13.

That grant of immunity was based on agreed-upon settlement terms: agreement to a consent decree.

I am willing to make another grant of immunity at this time, for conduct that occurred since the last grant.  But that grant will be based on an agreement to cease and desist (conduct already agreed would be ceased) and the equipment must be delinked/picked up (that’s not an invitation to enter my house,by the way; if you have something here post a comment and arrangements will be made).

This offer will remain open for one hour.

And anyone selling digital data comprising or from “Songs for a Recovering Planet” or the new CD’s, must cease and desist within one hour as well.