RIAA: "We Want Your Souls"
I usually don't post RIAA news, because I like to keep things generally pretty cheery around here, but I'm piqued by this piece of news. The RIAA now claims that it is unlawful to put your own CDs on your iPod, and that doing so does not constitute fair use. Know what I say? I say constitute rhymes with prostitute, so screw'em. Grrrrrr.
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.You see, last year to the Supreme Court they said, "it's perfectly lawful to take a CD that you've purchased, upload it onto your computer, put it onto your iPod."
Does the RIAA eat babies?