Take Your Amnesty And Shove It
from the seems-to-be-a-common-response dept
Now that the RIAA's "amnesty" program is official, it will be amusing to hear from someone who actually agrees to this ridiculous plan of "admitting guilt" to a non-governmental agency who will then store all your personal information and use it to check up on you at regular intervals. Salon went around and asked for opinions from a variety of people who all seemed to think it fairly comical that anyone would bother to sign up for the amnesty program. The responses seem to fall along the usual lines: (1) "amnesty" from the RIAA means little as they're not a government agency and you can still be sued by someone else (and may even alert others by admitting your "guilt") (2) they consider the file sharing that they do "fair use" and don't see why they should admit to doing something they believe is entirely legal. Update: UserFriendly has an amusing "draft" version of the RIAA amnesty form.