Tuesday, December 11, 2007

You don't own the music you've paid for

The Recording Industry Association of America, the organization primarily responsible for the DMCA, the American copyright law and it's Canadian clone the Conservatives just blinked on, is now arguing that it is illegal for someone to copy CDs they've paid for to their computers or mp3 players.
The RIAA's brief makes the novel contention, contradicting its lawyers' arguments at the Supreme Court in MGM v. Grokster, that making personal copies of songs from one's CD onto one's computer is an infringement.
Silly consumer. Thinking that just because you've paid a hugely inflated price for a CD that you actually own it.

2 comments:

Glyn (Zaphod) Evans said...

More rubbish. Re-affirms my belief that pirating is the way to go GARRRRR!

Mike said...

Screw em, like glyn says, become a pirate. They gonna jail all of us?

They don't even represent the wishes of most artists, apart from the Neanderthals in Metalica.

I'll do whatever the hell I want with the property I have bought and paid for, thank you.

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