Say That Again

by Mike Masnick

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.

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  1. identicon
    Ed Halley, Sep 9th, 2003 @ 6:05am

    No Subject Given

    The honest truth is that a vanishingly small percentage of the "trader" population (1) reads anything in the news, (2) understands basic copyright doctrine, nevermind the nuances, (3) gives a flying whup about any of it.

    If they have any awareness at all, it's most likely a schoolyard or coffeeshop groupthink counter-culture position that RIAA suxx. No critical understanding or balance but a lot of dogma.

    Songs. Songs. Joey has more. That one was cool. More songs. Click again. Gotta feed the obsession.

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    CharlesW, Sep 9th, 2003 @ 11:02am

    No Subject Given

    I just looked at the offical site for this amnisty, and followed the link "who cares"

    Unless I missed something they never said who cares, they just said it is illegal. So again who cares? Apperently nobody.

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