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RIAA Gets Another Great Idea

January 15, 2006

You know, its almost humorous (RIAA doesn’t want you recording digital radio):

But over the long term, the music industry says, Congress should find a way to regulate these new digital radio networks so labels can get paid when consumers keep copies of songs, as is the case with iTunes

“We’ve got to find a way to harmonize this so it’s rational,” said Mitch Bainwol, the RIAA’s chief executive officer. “There are going to be new technologies that are great for fans, and great for the entire music world, but they’re all operating on different platforms, and all operating on different rule sets.”

They really just don’t get it, do they? Suing your customers, breaking CDs, complete control over their content, and screwing your own artists just isn’t a good way to do business. How many times do we have to say it? We want to listen to music how we want, when we want, where we want. And we’re willing to pay for it too! We’re not thieves! We are honest people trying to find ways to listen to music the way we want to. And as more and more people and artists finally get fed up enough with their childish temper tantrums about piracy killing artists and the industry, maybe you and I will get better options to purchase music from companies that don’t act like 7 year old rich spoiled children who want something they can’t get.