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Over three days last October (posts here, here and here), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) finally won their first legal victory against a peer-to-peer user.  However, nearly one year later, the victory has been overturned, and all the parties involved are heading back to court. For those of you who don’t remember Jammie… read more

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-slowly bangs his head on his desk- Why does the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) insist on being such monumental asses? Is it a game to them? Some sort of, “Hey, let’s see if we can get away with… THIS” game of chicken they play with the music industry as a whole? Their latest… read more

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In December of last year, I discussed that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) had changed their position on the legality of making MP3s from your own CDs. While they had at one time said it was okay, in recent court cases that have been taking the tact that it is technically illegal to… read more

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Remember that Washington Post story I talked about yesterday? The one where they’re going to try to say copying CDs you legally purchased to your computer is a copyright violation? Well, bless the good folks at Boing Boing for finding this, now missing, gem from the RIAA website. “If you choose to take your own… read more

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Music

December 30 2007

RIAA tries a new tactic

Back in October I discussed a new tact that Sony Records was trying by claiming that anyone who copied music from a legally purchased CD to their computer was a pirate. The abbreviated quote is: “When an individual makes a copy of a song for himself, I suppose we can say he stole a song.”… read more

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Music

December 11 2007

The RIAA Rides Again

You know, I’m awfully tired of being a pirate. I mean, it’s hard work, ya know? You’ve always got this parrot on your shoulder, ruining your clothes… you throats all sore from saying “arrrrrrrrr” all the time… and this peg leg is MURDER on my hip! You see, the RIAA, is up to their shenanigans… read more

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I often rail against the RIAA for their gestapo-style tactics against so called “pirates” (you know… like suing people who don’t even own a computer and then trying to gain illegal access to her child), but they also take out their stupidity on their supposed “friends”. A while back I wrote about how they wanted… read more

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I had heard about this, but hadn’t researched it until Luis brought it up. It seems my good friends at the RIAA are at it again, trying to find even more ways to suck money out of every corner of the suffering music industry. Over the years, radio has been allowed to skip out of… read more

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Luis over at BlogD has this story the other day. It seems that in a recent interview that Edgar Bronfman, head of the Warner Music Group admitted, while not admitting, that he felt his children had illegally downloaded music. “I explained to them what I believe is right, that the principle is that stealing music… read more


Luis over at BlogD had an entry today about the latest move by the RIAA to steal more money from people help the poor musicians who count on them for protection from those nasty, evil pirates! Well, according to this article, the RIAA is petitioning the courts to review the current royalty structures, not of… read more


Back in August I wrote how the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) was arguing with the consumer electronics industry over devices that allow “time shifting”, i.e. items that record from the radio for later playback. They said that this was same as “permanent ownership of copyrighted material without paying for it”. Yeah, whatever. Well,… read more


SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) are just the latest two examples that the United States government are either a)totally ignorant to how the Internet works or b)they truly are in the back pocket of the media conglomerates. Have you ever used an image you found on Google without asking permission?  You… read more

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