Even With A Catchy Name, Copyright Infringment Still Isn't Theft
from the we-make-other-stuff-up,-why-not-words dept
It may not be a requirement, but it certainly appears to help to be obnoxious when you run a group like the RIAA or MPAA. The head of the record-label trade group, Cary Sherman, is now trying to introduce the term "songlifting" to describe people that download music illegally, trying yet again to connote downloading with stealing. It bears repeating that copyright infringement isn't stealing, no matter how much they want to throw people in jail.