Is Music Downloading Today's Prohibition?
from the too-many-to-count dept
Even USA Today has gotten into the “bash-the-RIAA” business. They have an opinion piece from a professor who decided she wanted to download some music legally. After trying out a few of the available services, she points out what a joke they are (both in terms of selection and what they let you do with the music). She says it’s no wonder people are using file sharing applications. The closing sentence, though, is worth repeating: “The last time so many otherwise law-abiding citizens broke the law, we called it Prohibition and changed the law.” I guess that makes file sharing systems the “speakeasies” of today.