Re: more of the same ... double take time
- This turns out to be a Debunked story but sounds like the plan (RIAA)
is to use the legal system to tie up multiple ends of the problem so
that there would be a kind of circle of laws. The trouble with quick
reads is mistakes happen in either the interpretation/understanding or
the reporting is flawed. In this case the reporting was flawed I did
not verify beyond a reading a repeat of the same story elsewhere.
RIAA not suing over CD ripping, still kinda being jerks about it
"....the big change from previous downloading cases is the RIAA's
newfound aggressiveness in calling MP3s ripped from legally owned CDs
"unauthorized copies" -- something it's been doing quietly for a
while, but now it looks like the gloves are off. While there's a
pretty good argument for the legality of ripping under the market
factor of fair use, it's never actually been ruled as such by a judge
-- so paradoxically, the RIAA might be shooting itself in the foot
here, because a judge wouldn't ever rule on it unless they argue that
it's illegal. Looks like someone may end up being too clever for their
own good, eh?" http://peaurl.com/8nfL
Pawn Shops the "Music on CD, junkyards of Today". Get ya some Cheap!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "bordercollieaustralianshepherd"
> adopt or adapt ... round and round like a dog chasing it's tail. then
> again, while we are bent over watching the pooch, the pony, ponies up
> The main point of the story linked below:
> "...Jeffrey Howell, a Scottsdale, Ariz., man who kept a collection of
> about 2,000 music recordings on his personal computer, the industry
> maintains that it is illegal for someone who has legally purchased a
> CD to transfer that music into his computer."
> By Marc Fisher
> Washington Post Staff Writer
> "...As technologies evolve, old media companies tend not to be the
> source of the innovation that allows them to survive. Even so, new
> technologies don't usually kill off old media: That's the good news
> for the recording industry, as for the TV, movie, newspaper and
> magazine businesses. But for those old media to survive, they must
> adapt, finding new business models and new, compelling content to offer.
> The RIAA's legal crusade against its customers is a classic example of
> an old media company clinging to a business model that has collapsed.
> Four years of a failed strategy has only "created a whole market of
> people who specifically look to buy independent goods so as not to
> deal with the big record companies," Beckerman says. "Every problem
> they're trying to solve is worse now than when they started."
> Funny, but not funny, maybe ironic ... who knows.