Hillary Rosen Chimes In Again, About 5 Years Too Late
from the what-took-you-so-long? dept
Since quitting as head of the RIAA, Hillary Rosen's made comments a few times showing a total change of heart about the need for the music business to change its business models to thrive, rather than try to maintain the status quo by bullying consumers with DRM and suing file-sharers. She's done it again, saying that the RIAA's lawsuits are useless and that the industry needs to embrace technology rather than run scared from it. It's not as if these issues have changed drastically since she left the record labels' lobby group, so it's hard to understand what's made her completely turn around her views. Again, we're left with one question -- why didn't she say any of this when she was running the RIAA? Its policies and actions during that time only made a bad situation worse, and not only frustrated consumers, but hurt the record labels.