The Onion's Take On The RIAA Lawsuits
from the brilliant dept
2Lazy2Register writes in with a link to the Onion. Of course, the Onion is always funny and should be required reading, but I usually won’t post stories from it. This one, however, is so dead on, and so perfect for what we’ve been arguing about for a while that it deserves to be posted. It’s describing the RIAA suing radio stations for freely distributing commercial music. You could take this article and change just a few of the references from “radio” to “file sharing” and you would see the type of article you normally see in the news today. I wouldn’t be surprised if some people from the RIAA actually thought that this was a good idea (and, yes, before the extra picky among you speak up, I know radio stations pay fees to the recording industry). The only thing that’s really missing from the article is having the RIAA refer to “stealing” and “piracy” in every other sentence, and using my favorite phrase: “it’s no different than going into a store and walking out with a CD you didn’t pay for”.
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The music industry was upset that radio was able to play their stuff, and sell ads on it. They vowed not to let that happen again with the Internet.
Story is removed now....
It seems that story has been removed!
I found it on Google (Vol 32 Issue 36) but it seems the link google has for the story seems to be missing….
Redirects to the homepage. Good thing the Google cache of it was there.
I think there is something wrong here…
I’m also submitting this to slashdot.