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Originally Posted by klewiss
Wow. Looks like it's not a free country anymore...
Yeah.... I smell riot.... I smell 295,734,134 angry americans armed with shotguns....


What's next? PAY PER LISTEN? The banning of cameras? The banning of tapes? The lost of the right of creating music? Brainwashing people after watching/listening to something so it can't be reproduced? You know what? I'm waiting for the day the RIAA really screws up and everyone boycotts the music industy and let's see what happens!
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post #32 of 46
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Yeah.... I smell riot.... I smell 295,734,134 angry americans armed with shotguns....


What's next? PAY PER LISTEN? The banning of cameras? The banning of tapes? The lost of the right of creating music? Brainwashing people after watching/listening to something so it can't be reproduced? You know what? I'm waiting for the day the RIAA really screws up and everyone boycotts the music industy and let's see what happens!
amen i say to that, man
    
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post #33 of 46
I don't think it will happen because for one it states right in the article that The RIAA already said that it was legal ina previous case. The court that hears this one will look at that. Plus the copyright infringement laws were written to stop people from profitting on someone elses intellectual property. As long as the RIAA cannot prove that any single person is making money on the infringement of its copyrights they can't do anything about it. They can tell the government that you can only listen to music while chained to a chair in the recording studio and then shot after wards but the government is the last deciding factor. This will not happen because the illegalities of someone transferring music from a CD they bought and own to a comp cannot be proven and no court is gonna wanna have to hear a weak case like that with no merits or precedents. Jmho. I think I will keep an eye on this though and maybe drop a little email to my state congress if I hear about it again.
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This is ridiculous. I backup every CD I own. I have a 3 year old, backing up of the originals that I buy is a MUST with a 3 yr old around! Now they wanna tell me that I'm breaking the law backing up MY OWN MUSIC THAT I PAYED FOR??? Oh boy, what's next? "It's illegal to listen to music in your car as others who haven't bought it will hear it." They are now officially clutching for straws. R.I.P. RIAA
R.I.P. means Rest In Peace. I would say R.I.H. RIAA
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Yeah.... I smell riot.... I smell 295,734,134 angry americans armed with shotguns....
And I'll be leading them with this. The RIAA has gone WAY too far. I was wicked po'ed when they took down MX tabs. Nothing is going to keep me from tabing out songs so I can play them.. Now they are telling me that I can't rip my own CDs? What next, I can't play someone elses songs on my guitar? As far as I am concerned you should be able to do what ever you like with a CD as long as you payed for them (Think pre XP microsoft.). I am gonna send the RIAA a nice little letter and the bill when my CD drive falls apart...

sry about the rant...
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post #36 of 46
I dont think anyone will support the RIAA now. Unless youre insanely rich and worried about not being able to afford that 747...
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What, is that an I-Pod?

You're under arrest for theft.
    
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post #38 of 46
So what do you listen to on your iPod? The music some garbage no-name band made?
 
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post #39 of 46
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Wow. Looks like it's not a free country anymore...
Exactly...

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For those who may not remember, here's what Don Verrilli said to the Supreme Court last year:

"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."
If I understand what the RIAA is saying, "perfectly lawful" means "lawful until we change our mind."
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post #40 of 46
[RANT] The whole things gone crazy. The RIAA in and of itself insn't a bad idea, because stealing is stealing and criminals need to be dealt with. But, I don't see how the hell music that I went to a store and paid for is NOT my property. That was the nature of buying things, last time I checked. Like somebody else said, they're clutching at straws. [/RANT]
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