Ah, Gene Simmons. Where would the world be without you? Just when we started to think that Axl Rose’s antics were the most fun to blog about, you come along with stories like this one.
Speaking recently at the MIPCOM convention in Cannes, France, the KISS singer revealed his thoughts on file sharing. His solution: sue, sue, and sue some more.
When he says lawsuit, he’s dead serious. “Make sure your brand is protected,” Simmons said (via ars technica). “Make sure there are no incursions. Be litigious. Sue everybody. Take their homes, their cars. Don’t let anybody cross that line.”
When it comes to incursions, the frontman takes that to mean every P2P file sharing kid out there. Like his stage persona The Demon, Simmons is pissed, and he’s pointing the finger at the music industry.
“The music industry was asleep at the wheel,” he lamented, “and didn’t have the balls to sue every fresh-faced, freckle-faced college kid who downloaded material. And so now we’re left with hundreds of thousands of people without jobs. There’s no industry.”
A Catholic priest in Spain has been arrested over the alleged possession of thousands of images of child sex abuse.
Police said they found 21,000 images on computers inside the 52-year-old’s church in Vilafames, in the east of the country.
The priest, who has not been named, has been bailed and will appear before a judge in a fortnight, media say.
The Segorbe-Castellon diocese said it had suspended the priest and was ready to clarify the facts in court.
Feel safer yet?
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