Wednesday, 17 September, 2003

As the RIAA strive to make criminals out of 64 million Americans, one has to ask whether the copyright law is out of touch with the public.

In my opinion, the RIAA claims about the amount of damages they’re trying to extract is silly. People download far more music than they can afford to buy out of the shop.

I think this is a good thing. I’ve experienced music i’d never have heard due to the fact P2P networks exist.. I see it as “try before you buy” - if the artist is good enough that I want to buy the original CD then that becomes the point when the artist deserves the money.

I wonder who’s pockets are getting lined by this anyway.. I doubt that artists are actually suffering much loss of earning from file sharing.. but the record companies are probably seeing their profit margins shrink..

I don’t like the RIAA.. I just hope the tactics deployed by them aren’t repeated in the UK.


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