The Dumbest Thing I’ve Read All Day

(via Daring Fireball)

The RIAA is the most evil organization perhaps in the history of the world. The Washington Post is reporting that the RIAA has filed a lawsuit against a man in Scottsdale, Arizona who had 2,000 songs on his personal computer.

Here’s the kicker…IT WAS LEGALLY PURCHASED MUSIC THAT HE MERELY COPIED TO HIS OWN COMPUTER. The RIAA must be stopped. If they could devote the same amount of energy they spend on tracking down these digital thieves to tracking down Osama bin Laden, don’t you think we’d be in better shape? I imagine that the unlimited resources of the RIAA could be put to really good use.

Stealing music is bad, m’kay? But let’s get serious for a second…does the industry really think that copying music to your computer is illegal? If there’s no intent to distribute, I don’t see where the issue is.

The government stepped in when baseball needed help with steroids (although they were about 3 years two late). Maybe someone in the government can lay the smackdown on the amazingly frivolous nature of these lawsuits.

Oh wait…the RIAA sends millions and millions of dollars to Washington every year to make sure that Congress passes legislation that protects corporations, not artists. So that won’t work.

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