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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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It would seem that the music industry has decided that the public school systems are the perfect methods to distribute their anti-music propaganda. The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) has had a little known program that is free to schools called “Music Rules!“.  It appears the program has been around since 2006, but it has recently… read more

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It has been brought to my attention by some of my very astute commenters on this blog that I am a very jealous person. From the post Dancing With The Stars Band came this comment. JB Uh. Where do I start except you obviously have no idea who plays in that band. You can always… read more

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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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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is at it again. I know… you’re all shocked. The RIAA, the goverening body that is charged with the protection of musical copyrights, is again going so far in their efforts to protect music, that they seem to be doing more harm than good.  The latest confirmed casualty… 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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With organizations such as the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) making it tougher and tougher for consumers to stay inside the confines of the law in the ways they obtain music. So where can one turn for free, but legal, music? I’ve gathered together 14… read more

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As a follow-up to my piece about The Music Industry Vs Net Neutrality, it seems that the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is following in the footsteps of U2’s manager, Paul McGuinness. In their Digital Music 2008 Report (PDF link), John Kennedy, the chairman and CEO of the organization, issues a letter of… 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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