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Prez of the RIAA is a music fan?

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Cary Sherman, prez of the RIAA, writes for CNet:
"Last month, the Consumer Electronics Association and other groups announced a "Digital Freedom" campaign that latches onto the concept of fair use--supposedly to benefit consumers."

"Perspective: The farce behind 'Digital Freedom'"

"The "Digital Freedom" campaign claims that the entertainment industry's goal is to "outlaw new digital technology and devices." This kind of knowingly false and incendiary rhetoric is designed to distort the issue and thwart solutions by demonizing us. The fact is, we are not only music fans, but technology fans, too. We celebrate advances in technology and recognize the importance of finding new ways to deliver content."

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for the other side of the coin~
"Digital technologies allow everyone the freedom to be artists, innovators, producers and creators; to listen, watch and participate wherever, whenever and however they choose. But that freedom is in jeopardy today. The big labels and studios have launched an assault on your technology freedom, because they fear their antiquated business models are being threatened. They're lobbying for government controls over new technology and filing lawsuits to do the same."


Posted : 14/11/2006 10:25 pm
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I'm breaking the law when I convert a CD to MP3s and load them onto my MP3 player. 'Nuff said, anyone who thinks that that is embracing new technology is an idiot. - Guitar Chord/Scale Finder/Viewer

Posted : 14/11/2006 11:54 pm