Anti-RIAA Protests Begin
from the really? dept
Here’s an article claiming that people are starting to take to the streets to protest the RIAA’s decision to start suing everybody for downloading music. It sounds nice, but I have to wonder how many people are really participating. Is this the sort of cause that people would really rally behind? I’m not so sure. The article seems to quote only the very outspoken head of Grokster, Wayne Rosso, and doesn’t provide much info about these protests. The article also quotes Ross disputing recent reports that people have been logging off of file sharing networks due to the threat of being sued. He says the Nielsen study that suggested this was so was taken over the July 4th weekend, when network traffic was naturally lower since many people went away on vacation.