Record Labels May Face Risk In Music Suits
from the timmy's-college-money-going-to-Kid-Rock dept
Well, it looks like at least one file sharing service has hired a lobbyist in Washington, who came up with an absolutely priceless quote about the RIAA’s recent decision to sue their customers. He asks how most people are going to react when they see a story of the RIAA cracking down on a family, forcing them to settle and seeing how “the money they were saving for Timmy’s college education now has to go to Kid Rock.” Of course, that assumes the money ever would get back to Kid Rock. Instead, it’ll end up in the pockets of the music industry execs who can’t face the fact that their business model is obsolete. In the meantime, though, more people are suggesting that the backlash to these new lawsuits may do a lot more harm than good for the music industry. They say that someone is going to get accused unfairly, and plenty of people are going to be forced to give up too much money for what they feel is a minor infraction. Worse, they expect all the goodwill Congress has towards the entertainment industry to come crashing down the first time a politician’s son or daughter is sued for downloading music.