When The RIAA Is The 'Standard' For Evil
from the pr-challenges dept
BearGriz72 was the first of a few of you to send in this amusing reader contest from Cracked, in which they asked readers to create images that showed "if other industries were as evil as the RIAA." Some are pretty funny. Here are two of my favorites, but go check them all out:
However, what really struck me about this, is how the RIAA has now been considered the absolute epitome of "evil," in a rather mainstream way. This is pretty incredible for an organization that's supposed to represent companies who provide something that many people really like. It's difficult to think of an example of an organization that has so regularly made self-defeating moves. Of course, some (including those in the RIAA) might argue that as an organization, the RIAA's job is to take the arrows for its major label members (Warner Music, Universal Music, EMI and Sony Music). However, I think that those who believe that are being a bit naive in believing that most people don't view those four labels and the RIAA in the same light.