The Recording Industry's Grand Plan: Sue Some More
from the well,-that's-great dept
Just like the MPAA’s new leader, it looks like the RIAA’s grand plan doesn’t include anything that involves actually listening to what their customers are telling them, but rather, it’s all about telling their customers what they’re doing is wrong, wrong, wrong, and you should go to jail for it. In an interview with the RIAA’s top lobbyist, Mitch Glazier, he repeats all of the usual RIAA lines about how important the Induce and Pirate Acts are, how he believes they’re actually winning this battle against file sharing and how any change to the DMCA clarifying “fair use” would somehow be a “terrible precedent.” However, he makes a very telling statement when it’s pointed out to him that for each file sharing network they shut down, another 10, with better security, better filtering and better tools seem to spring up. His response is: “Our job is to make the risks high enough that fewer companies are interested in taking those risks.” Apparently, it’s not their job to see what their customers want and actually offer that. Meanwhile, for all the “risks” they’re trying to add, plenty of others have noticed that every one of the RIAA’s strategies so far, seems to have backfired in some manner when it comes to file sharing.