The recording industry has been known to over-estimate its own importance in the past, but it looks like a lot of folks are becoming more attuned to how the recording industry misleads. The latest is that they've made an effort to expand new European data retention proposals to be opened up to them as well. The rationale for those who support data retention is usually focused on stopping terrorism. Of course, plenty of people have accurately pointed out why data retention laws actually make the problem worse, by providing more bogus data, rather than making it easier to find the right data. However, the recording industry figures that if the data is going to be retained, they might as well be able to make use of that data for their own purposes: smoking out file sharers. However, in the wake of the Sony BMG rootkit fiasco, it seems like this suggestion is being met with well deserved ridicule from many corners who wonder where the industry gets off thinking it somehow has a right to this kind of data.
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