“In Atlantic v. Howell, a case against a pro se litigant in Arizona, the RIAA has filed a supplemental brief in support of its motion for summary judgment. The Court has given Mr. Howell until January 11th to respond, and has scheduled a hearing for January 24th at 2:00 P.M.
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.”
What the fuck? Sounds like sinking ship, people contradicting each other, trying to stay afloat.
The worst part is that they still make so many millions out of CD sales, and the paid online media (AmazonMp3, iTunes, eMusic, CDBaby and many others) is starting to pick up.
RIAA should embrace technological change and make the best out of it, not bash on their customers. Who plays a CD nowadays? Most youngsters want music and they want it now, and if they get it off a CD they will rip it and put it on their iPod, do you need a team of stanford masters to understand the reality of it?
My good teacher once told me:
“When it rains you see different type’s of people. Some wait until it stops raining, some run out before it rains even harder, some sell umbrellas”
Get with the program people, millions of people won’t be paying for music anytime soon, the same as people don’t pay for TV. If that model worked for TV, why can’t it work for the music industry?