Say That Again

by Mike Masnick

Filed Under:
guns 'n roses, kevin cogill, psa, riaa


Uploader Of Guns 'N Roses Album Never Forced To Do RIAA Propaganda; So He Tells The Truth Instead

from the well-how-about-that dept

A year ago, we wrote about the ridiculous situation involving Kevin Cogill, who was sentenced to two months of house arrest. We noted, at the time, that part of the agreement was also that he would produce propaganda for the RIAA. However, a year has passed and he never did the propaganda recording... and he's no longer required to do it. Instead, he's doing interviews where he's saying that people involved in file sharing can get "F'd in the A" by the RIAA. Not quite what the RIAA expected, I guess.

Amusingly, the RIAA's response was that it chose not to have Cogill make the propaganda tapes because of the "unnecessarily high production costs." Leave it to the RIAA -- the organization that pays its boss over $2 million and spends millions on lawsuits that bring nothing back -- to think it's too expensive to record a guy talking. But, perhaps it's telling. Maybe the folks at the RIAA really don't recognize the revolution in recording equipment that makes it rather cheap to record things these days. No wonder their strategy has been so screwed up!

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    BruceLD, 16 Jul 2010 @ 10:44am


    If they forced a guy to make a statement, it would seem like when t*rrorists capture people, forcing them to read their propaganda with their hands tied behind their back and bombs strapped around their body with guns held to their head by captors wearing bandannas.

    This is pretty much how the RIAA would want the world to be. In an ideal world they would have their jihadists put crosshairs on our politicians forcing them to change the laws so that the RIAA can do whatever they want, and forcing our government officials and the presses to read/publish their propaganda.

    Oops, too late. They already do this. *sigh*

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