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RIAA: U.S. copyright law 'isn't working'

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posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 05:57 PM
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US Copyright Law Isn't working



The Recording Industry Association of America said on Monday that current U.S. copyright law is so broken that it "isn't working" for content creators any longer.


Of course what the RIAA actually means is that the copyright laws aren't working for the people who profit off of other peoples talents anymore.



RIAA President Cary Sherman said the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act contains loopholes that allow broadband providers and Web companies to turn a blind eye to customers' unlawful activities without suffering any legal consequences.


It's coming, slowly but surely they want to criminalise the ISP's. I know lots of people don't see a problem with this but put it in context. This is like someone suing the owner of a road because they got hit by a car that was using it.




posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 11:46 PM
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One key thing about fascism you are forgetting.

The corporation with the most money always wins.

Can the RIAA take on the ISPs and win?

I think the ISPs like Time Warner will walk all over the RIAA's face.

Of course, the politicians in the middle will profit either way.

Music is not a state sanctioned monopoly, cable providers on the other hand are.


[edit on 24-8-2010 by mnemeth1]



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 12:10 AM
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Originally posted by ImaginaryReality1984
Of course what the RIAA actually means is that the copyright laws aren't working for the people who profit off of other peoples talents anymore.

Very well said.

One can appreciate the fact that Artists want their Intellectual Property to be protected, but Corporations like the RIAA who claim to represent the Artists' best interests are just angry that their profit margins from the work of others are gradually diminishing.

There was a time when the RIAA could have scared all the major ISPs into submission, but this scenario has become far more unlikely as the times continue to change. The internet has exploded into such a gigantic industry that not even archaic Copyright Law can contain it.

It is time for Corporations like the RIAA to adapt to the times or get left behind!

[edit on 25/8/2010 by Dark Ghost]



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