Wednesday, December 12, 2007

RIAA: No ripping your CDs

And you thought this post was just satire. The RIAA proves it is satire personified.

The RIAA's brief makes the novel contention, contradicting its lawyers' arguments at the Supreme Court in MGM v. Grokster, that making personal copies of songs from one's CD onto one's computer is an infringement.

I'm telling you, it is only a matter of time before they sue some toddler for singing along to Barney.

Recording artists make the bulk of their money from touring and licensing. Sooner or later they are going to realize that the music is a promotional vehicle for making money, and they are going to cut the recording industry out of the loop completely. Until then, watch who you sing in front of.

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