The RIAA gives up and walks the plank.

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It has been a long time coming, but the RIAA has finally realized they are fighting a losing battle. Now, instead of suing dead people and minors, they’ll just tattle on you to your ISP to tell them that you are sharing music back out to the Internet and maybe they’ll do something about it. Pfft! Whatever.

The moral of the story is this, download using a bittorrent client or whatever other method you prefer, but just don’t share it back out to the Internet. DUH!

P.S. If any of you are a member at DEMONOID.COM, I would gladly give up a kidney for an invite.



7 comments ↓

#1 Ghost of Dude on 12.19.08 at 11:37 am

It’s about time they quit with that stupid sh*t.
Here’s an idea for the companies the RIAA represents: make music people are willing to pay for and sell it at a price people are willing to pay.

#2 l3wis on 12.19.08 at 11:46 am

GoD – I agree totally.

This war is about as stupid as the war on drugs. Yes artists deserve to get paid for their work, but it’s like the writer’s strike, the only one making money is the middleman. Art galleries have been pulling this crap for years. Several artists have gone out and produced their own work – I think it is good idea.

#3 Angry Guy on 12.19.08 at 11:49 am

My copy of Radiohead’s In Rainbows is pirated. My bad.

#4 l3wis on 12.19.08 at 12:20 pm

Artists could make money off of concert sales and merch and give their music away for FREE, been done before.

#5 Ghost of Dude on 12.19.08 at 1:11 pm

I wonder what it would cost to fill up an 80gig iPod legally through iTunes.
There’s a reason they make them with that much memory – and it ain’t so people can spend thousands of dollars legally downloading the music they put on them.

#6 l3wis on 12.19.08 at 1:44 pm

That and memory is so damn cheap these days.

#7 Ghost of Dude on 12.19.08 at 3:02 pm

Seriously. Illegal downloading is to the portable music player industry what underage drinking is to the alcohol industry. They couldn’t survive without it.