Tuesday, January 1, 2008

I Told You So...Again! What is the RIAA really up to?

I'm doing a lot of "remember when I posted this?" lately. But, remember when I posted this? I said, what's the real reason behind the RIAA suing people for downloading music?

Well, in a Washington Post article, check this out:

Now, in an unusual case in which an Arizona recipient of an RIAA letter has fought back in court rather than write a check to avoid hefty legal fees, the industry is taking its argument against music sharing one step further: In legal documents in its federal case against 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.

Did you get that? The RIAA is now twisting their downloading cases into not letting anyone who legally purchased music make copies for themselves! So, if you don't write them a blackmail check and you fight back, you won't be able to copy your legally purchased songs to your PC, either! Did I "tell you so"??? The suing for downloading is a "red herring" for the RIAA's real plans!

I have a question, too: If you are not downloading music, but have songs on your computer from copying your legally purchased CD's, how can they tell the difference? And how did they know you had that music on your computer, if you're not downloading? Is the RIAA illegally invading your privacy???
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