Sunday, February 15, 2009

RIAA propaganda being distributed in schools

Thanks to long time reader StephenH for sending along this RIAA propaganda being disseminated, apparently, to schools.

How could any responsible educator allow materials prepared by a special interest group, with a vested financial interest in skewing the law, to be disseminated to his or her students?

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5 comments:

Alter_Fritz said...

© 2006 Recording Industry Association of America. All rights reserved.
Created by LearningWorks, 35 Marvel Road, New Haven, CT 06515.
Contact Music Rules! at musicrules@snet.net


well now you know where the money went that the artist did not receive.
someone give "learningworks in new haven" a call how much the labels (thru RIAA) have payed for it?

Anonymous said...

Well, what else would we expect from these parasites? If they can't get "their" view of how the world "should" work through the court system, then why not try to brainwash our youth.

I just had a great laugh reading their "educational" material. In fact, I almost spit my coffee on my keyboard over the part about songlifters that says "They are songlifters, people who take songs without paying for them.".

It kind of reminded me of the tactics used by cigarette manufacturers -- hook them when their young.

Nothing but disgust for these people.

Alter_Fritz said...

Hey if he would be still alive goebbles would be really proud of RIAA and the learning works guys!

Inventing new words like "songlifters" and let the elementary kids even do the ridiculous math that each "songlifted" music is a lost sale.
So in 20 years or so when those elementary school kids get into law there will be no more sane judge that questions their ridiculous claims.
Thank the almighty (whatever that might be you believe in) that Hon. James P. Jones wasn't indoctrinated with this stuff when he was in elementary school so he could rule reasonable that:
""Customers who download music and movies for free would not necessarily spend money to acquire the same product.....RIAA’s request problematically assumes that every illegal download resulted in a lost sale."
-Hon. James P. Jones, Dist. Judge, Western Dist. Virginia, November 7, 2008, USA v. Dove"

And he not even used the RIAA made up word "songlifting"!

I fear bad for america in 20 years if your teachers are using stuff like that to teach your kids with such stuff basic mulitplying math and "music rules respect".

I have watched a copy of "Idiocracy"(*) last week in a friends home. While i was in the bathroom in the first few minutes of the film I guess i missed that it started with propaganda like these "music rules" pamplets that your country was going down and in the end you put softdrinks on your fields to water the crops...


(*)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387808/

Anonymous said...

There are two points I particularly like on the "Internet Safety Checklist" poster:

7. Don't always believe your eyes. Not everything you read online is true. Websites that seem informative can be out of date or extremely biased. [for example, the information presented at music-rules.com]

9. Avoid unauthorized file sharing software. This software may contain spyware that will feed information about your online life to Internet opportunists, and it can let strangers snoop through your personal information. [strangers such as the RIAA's hired 'investigators']

-LH

Anonymous said...

"9. Avoid unauthorized file sharing software. This software may contain spyware that will feed information about your online life to Internet opportunists, and it can let strangers snoop through your personal information. *emphasis mine*

They, didn't say who would be providing or approving the "authorized" file sharing software.

Bunch of mor... NVM. That would be redundant. :)

TomasG