Like The RIAA, But Probably More Expensive

from the what-the-world-needs-now dept

As if the antics of the RIAA weren't help enough, two of its former heads -- Hillary Rosen and Jay Berman -- are starting an anti-piracy consulting firm. Wait, isn't that the role that the RIAA's taken on? The two have apparently worked with an economist to develop a model to help businesses quantify the impact of of piracy, and you can't help but wonder if the loss figures it generates will be as ridiculously inflated as the ones the RIAA waves around. Another curious aspect to all of this is Rosen's sudden change of heart on some of the issues for which she argued so passionately when she ran the RIAA. After pleading Steve Jobs to open up the iPod, some people wondered if she was on the payroll of some music download stores. Wonder how long it will take that supposedly pro-consumer sentiment to disappear now.


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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 2nd, 2006 @ 12:20pm

    MEMO

    ATTENTION CORPORATE SHEEPLE: NOT EVERY PERSON THAT PIRATES MUSIC/MOVIES/SOFTWARE WOULD HAVE PAID FOR IT LEGALLY!

     

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    Wolfger, Feb 2nd, 2006 @ 12:50pm

    Re: MEMO

    Right. Software piracy != theft. It is copyright infringement, and therefore much less damaging economically.

     

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    Simon, Feb 2nd, 2006 @ 12:54pm

    Re: MEMO

    however... everybody that buys a counterfeit copy WOULD (and does) pay for it - often unaware that it's not an original.

    So wouldn't it make more sense to concentrate their energies on going after the organized crime gangs SELLING illegal copies rather than casual downloaders? It's much more realistic to assume that 1 counterfeit sale = 1 lost real sale.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 2nd, 2006 @ 1:57pm

    No Subject Given

    Hillary Rosen is a lying, soul-less, morally bankrupt, two-faced CUNT!

     

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    A Funny Guy / The Poison Pen, Feb 2nd, 2006 @ 2:08pm

    To Simon

    By Gawds this is the most reasonable concept I have ever heard....
    The Poison Pen gives you his highest award....
    That being a Poison Pen of your very own....
    Welcome to the gang of 2.
    :

     

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    FunyunRun, Feb 2nd, 2006 @ 6:50pm

    Rosen = The John Kerry of Piracy

    First I was for DRM before I was against it. But now I'm for it.

     

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    hollums, Feb 2nd, 2006 @ 7:26pm

    Jew?

    hah, theres this guy at school nammed jay berman. i gues that means i need to tie his shoe laces together or somthing.

    oh yeah! go pirates!

     

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