Tuesday, July 24th 2007

RIAA Says Lawsuits Ain't The Answer

The Recording Industry Association after having generated a lot of negative PR with its latest lawsuit campaign against music piracy had the following to say in a recent interview with TG Daily through Jonathan Lamy their spokesman.
Litigation tends to generate more heat, friction, and headlines. What is the most important anti-piracy strategy is aggressive licensing and offering great legal alternatives. That is what our member companies obviously do and our job is to complement that, which is the most important thing to do to win over fans.
According to RIAA provided statistics the number of households involved in illegal downloading of music this March were 7.8 million against 6.9 million in April 2003.Source: TGDaily
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21 Comments on RIAA Says Lawsuits Ain't The Answer

#2
HellasVagabond
Perhaps RIAA is starting to understand that they can't mess with the people :)
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#3
russianboy
perhaps I'm still not persuaded to pay for music.
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#4
XooM
perhaps we can finally buy tracks online in a lossless format such as FLAC with no DRM or strings attached at a reasonable price.

Or we'll lower the bitrate, raise the price, and add more DRM. Yeah, that second one sounds better.
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#5
spectre440
so why are they still suing the pants offa people?
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#6
Ben Clarke
Who knows? They're the damn government. THey do it cuz they can and no-one has the guts to stand up to them.
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#7
spectre440
heh, just one of many many reasons i will never move to the states... :laugh:
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#8
Beertintedgoggles
by: Ben Clarke
Who knows? They're the damn government. THey do it cuz they can and no-one has the guts to stand up to them.
Perhaps you're thinking of the FCC, because the RIAA (the Recording Industry Association of America) is just that, it's made up of the bastards in the recording industry and is not a part of the government.
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#10
D-rock
How does the RIAA know how many households are pirating music? I'd like to see their method of finding that out. Just because a person is on Limewire or Kazaa doesnt mean they are pirates, there's lots of uncopyrighted material being shared on there too.

The RIAA needs to look at itself when they are complaining about poor record sales. The other day I heard the new Finger Eleven song on the radio. I liked it. So I went to Napster and listened to the rest of the album on there with their free previews. None of the other songs are as close to as good as the first song. Typical album these days. One, maybe two , good songs and 8-9 garbage filler songs and charge $20 for it. No wonder nobody buys that crap, I sure wouldnt. I bought the one good song for 99cents, to hell with the rest of the songs.
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#11
newconroer
Maybe the RIAA and record companies should stop signing and sourcing such awful bands who have no concept of 'music.' Then people might actually PAY for albums.
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#12
Steevo
^ Good post.


At least three good songs per album, and the rest decent. U2, Achtung Baby, 5 great songs, the rest good. I understand that some might not like all the songs, but there are at least a few that make the album worth buying.
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#13
GJSNeptune
Hear also:

Cold - Kill the Music Industry
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#15
Jonnycat
by: spectre440
so why are they still suing the pants offa people?
The quote is phrased precisely to *seem* like it is saying what this topic is alluding to, but a careful reading of the exact syntax used tells a different story (ie, business as usual.)
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#16
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Its about damn time they caught on. Did anyone ever pay them the enormous money they won in lawsuits?
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#17
a111087
I've read somewhere that it was $700-1500 for 1 song and most of cases ended without going to court (just like in any other cases that aren't concerned with intellectual property)
and they sued not those who downloaded the most, but even the ones who downloaded a little, seems as if it is hard to catch people ...
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#18
GJSNeptune
And then they threw lawsuits at everyone hoping people would pay up without fighting it. Then some people started fighting back and the RIAA's been forced to pay their legal fees and such. Definitely chalk one up for the People.
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#19
a111087
must have a good lawyer :)
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#20
GJSNeptune
All they have to say is the RIAA has no real proof, and the RIAA will back down because, well, they don't.
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#21
Dippyskoodlez
by: HellasVagabond
Perhaps RIAA is starting to understand that they can't mess with the people :)
LOL.

Thanks for the laugh. :)

I can see tomorrows headline already: RIAA SUES DEAD SQUIRREL FOR 10,000 STOLEN SONGS
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