[SATLUG] Man arrested for copying his own CD's

Aaron Hackney aaron at aaronhackney.com
Fri Jan 4 20:00:10 CST 2008


Borries Demeler wrote:
> There was an interesting discussion of exactly this topic on NPR's 
> 'Talk of the Nation' yesterday - here is the link:
>
> http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17814972
>   
I listened to that yesterday too. The RIAA weasel would say things like 
"Generally we don't mind" and would NEVER say "Yes, it's legal".

> Abstract:
>
> Talk of the Nation, January 3, 2008 -  A recent article in the Washington
> Post claims that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
> views copying a legally purchased CD onto a computer or an MP3 player
> as unauthorized, and potentially subject to a lawsuit. The RIAA contends
> that the Washington Post story is false.
>
> Guests:
>
> Marc Fisher, columnist for the The Washington Post
>
> Cary Sherman, president of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
>
> This segment echoes what Mark says below about misinterpretation by the media.
>
> -borries
>
>   
>> The media has misinterpreted the case.  The issue is not that he
>> ripped a legally purchased CD (which is still legal under the
>> "archival" part of copyright law, no matter what the RIAA says), the
>> issue is that he put those ripped songs into a directory that was also
>> used by a P2P app.  Since the P2P app "served" the songs out without
>> his knowledge, he is still technically guilty of illegal file-sharing.
>>
>> The (MP|RI)AA really loves P2P because it is so easy to go after
>> everyone who downloads a song/movie, since because of the way P2P
>> works, a downloader is also an uploader!
>>
>> I try to only use media that I ripped myself, and don't have anything
>> to do with music sharing.
>>
>> -- 
>> Mark McCoy
>>   - US Army Veteran
>>   - Professional Unix Geek
>>
>> Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from
>> revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dared to dissent from
>> accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent
>> with disloyal subversion. -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
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