Monday, January 05, 2009

Good article in p2pnet giving overall appraisal of RIAA's campaign

Came across a thoughtful article on appraising the RIAA's tactics:

P2P Minnows and RIAA Sharks

p2pnet news view P2P | RIAA News:- “All we want are the facts” is a catch-line made famous by TV cop Joe Friday in the Dragnet series.

At the start of 2009, that’s all we want - and we want them from Vivendi Universal (France), Sony BMG (Japan and Germany), EMI (Britain), and Warner Music (US) and their RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

But the chances of getting them are about as real as the chances of the Big 4 suddenly waking up to smell the roses.

There is one indisputable fact, though:

The mass sue ‘em all campaign, run by Mitch and Cary and the other spinsters over at the RIAA, isn’t being halted because the executives who run the Big 4 have finally come to their senses, realising suing music lovers isn’t the best way to win customers and generate good will.
Complete article

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