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20 February 2008 @ 07:08 pm
Why the RIAA won't last.  
The RIAA is probably the most self-defeating organization ever to have existed.

On one hand, they try to sell music, while at the same time condemning any attempt by potential customers to discover the music in the first place. To the bands, their music being played on the radio in a shop loud enough for the customers to get a taste of it is free advertising. To the RIAA, it's grand larceny.

On one hand, they want filesharing destroyed, while on the other, one of their greatest sources of revenue is suing the people that use them. Just think, if the RIAA could succeed in shutting down filesharing, they might go out of business!

Meanwhile, they alienate their potential customers by boosting prices on music to make up for imaginary losses induced by filesharing, violate their privacy, abuse them with excessively restricting DRM, and attempt to kill internet radio with unpayable royalties.

For an organization that sells music, they sure try hard to suppress and eliminate it wherever possible.
Betsylizzle on June 6th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
I've added you to my friends list... because from what I can see...I highly approve of you.
Totally Fscking Metaltotallymetal on June 7th, 2008 03:15 am (UTC)
Awesome, thanks. Just be forewarned that I'm almost never on the lurk here, so you'll probably never see any of me. (;