::rip this

16 02 2006

Read an article on /. this morning that got my attention. The RIAA is arguing that consumers don’t have the right to rip their own CDs and export them to their Ipods, or to make a back up copy of them for archival purposes.

“Nor does the fact that permission to make a copy in particular circumstances is often or even routinely granted, necessarily establish that the copying is a fair use when the copyright owner withholds that authorization. In this regard, the statement attributed to counsel for copyright owners in the MGM v. Grokster case is simply a statement about authorization, not about fair use.”

What kind of crap is that?

Here’s what they had to say to the Supreme Court last year when Grokster got crucified: “The record companies, my clients, have said, for some time now, and it’s been on their website for some time now, that it’s perfectly lawful to take a CD that you’ve purchased, upload it onto your computer, put it onto your iPod.”

Whatever.

fuck the RIAA. fuck ’em right in the neck.

kisses,

jimbo

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