Friday, September 01, 2006

RIAA Embarks on Campus Propaganda Campaign

Jon Newton at p2pnet.net reports that an RIAA DVD being distributed on college campuses is under attack as being misleading:

Groups attack RIAA video

p2pnet.net News:- For years p2pnet has been criticizing spurious entertainment and software cartel pseudo-educational programs which attempt not merely to implant false standards, but also outright lies, into the heads of children around the world.

Now a number of public interest organizations have in a joint statement vigorously attacked Campus Downloading, a Big Four Oranized Music video travesty fronted by EDUCAUSE vp Mark Luker and the Big Four's RIAA.

An appallingly blatant example of pure corporate music industry mis- and disinformation "baloney," it purports to 'instruct' students about copyright law.
Complete article.

A press release of the Consumer Electronics Association, expressing its view and that of the Computer & Communications Industry Association, Public Knowledge, and the Home Recording Rights Coalition, attacking the RIAA video as "Baloney", is set forth in full here:

http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/
index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20060830005520&newsLang=en

For commentary and discussion about RIAA brainwashing campaign:
p2pnet (funny new article by Bill Evans)
Tech Dirt
I4U News
InternetNews.com
Digital Copyright Canada
Digital Music News
CNET News
FMQB

A word to college students who are on the receiving end of this DVD: never take legal advice from anyone except your lawyer. The RIAA is not your lawyer.
-R.B.
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2 comments:

bbihosp said...

I've seen some examples of this propoganda campaign of theirs. I found it insulting, but not much else.

Ray Beckerman said...



bbihosp said...
I've seen some examples of this propoganda campaign of theirs. I found it insulting, but not much else.


Are you an attorney? If not, how would you be in a position to know whether or not the video is misleading?