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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