Righteously angry but still woefully stupid and ignorant. The sad thing is: you missed the part in which they talk about how the falsely accused site offered to help her out only to receive an unhinged E-Mail back from her.
In short, it's really not their problem or this site's problem, so why should they do anything outside of report what is happening?
People create stuff all the time so what makes your creation so much more important? Anyone can create, it's how you market your creation and if people think it's worth buying that is the important part.
I fail to see at all how your "right to publish in a manner you see fit" has been somehow taken away.
By all means, create away and invoke your right to publish in the manner you see fit. Or, based on your thinking, keep those precious creations to yourself and never publish it because you don't have any right to do it in the manner you see fit for some reason.
Although I find it sort of hard to get as outraged as I typically do about stuff like this I still want to point out that once again, it favors those who continuously whine about the need for more and more protections because they claim that their business is dying.
I have always thought it was just good old fashioned greediness that motivated them but this makes me realize that they really, truly, just don't get it. They are just that clueless about the digital world and how it works.
It's like they want to fail. Seriously, how can the record labels continue to be this dumb? I just don't get it.
We have moved on. It is time for them to acknowledge this fact and do the same. There will more than likely always be a market for physical media - I do not dispute this, but the days of old in which physical media sales dominated are long gone.
And this makes the $49,000 judgement for 14 songs played at a bar on a Karaoke night more reasonable?
Owning a copyright to a song should not mean getting paid for every single use in every single instance. It should never be a right - implied or otherwise, to get something for doing nothing just because you own the copyright.
Good lord you are clueless!! (Unless you are being sarcastically funny... then Haha you got me!)
Regardless, I think this just demonstrates the point again that the RIAA is going to become irrelevant and die unless they figure out how to change and embrace technology and come up with a new business model. It's a pretty easy message to read: We don't need the middleman anymore.