Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
February 12, 2003
ALBANY - One by one, greatest hits and best of CD collections are coming off the shelves at Southwest Georgia music stores. That's because they learned Odyssey Records owner Gilbert Udoto is being sued by Jackson, Mississippi recording company Malaco Records, for selling cds put together and burned on a home computer, with handwritten markings. The problem, someone else is profiting from an artists' original work, without their permission. It's an issue that's already got a lot of airplay on capitol hill.
"It should be my choice, that choice was taken away from me," Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich told us.
"I don't think it's fair to aritst," shopper David Madison said. "But as far as being customer, it's better that you can get more of you want than buying a cd with only one or two songs."
In the case of alleged copyright infringement at Odyssey Records, the owner told us we'd have to speak to his lawyer, when we asked who that was, he told us he didn't have one. Meanwhile a vendor of mixed cds who wanted to remain anonymous said the Albany man who created the compilations said he pays a fee to ASCAP, or the American Society of Composers, Artists and Publishers. But until they can find that out for sure the store won't be taking any chances.
That's a choice consumers like Dawn Owens are already making. "I wouldn't buy a bootleg cd either, it might not sound right."
Something that doesn't sound right to Malaco Records, the idea of someone making a buck off of their artists work. It's just so far they are one of the few record companies to try to do something about it.
The lawsuit against Odyssey was filed in Albany's federal court. At this time it's unclear how much the record company will try to receive in damages.