[SATLUG] Man arrested for copying his own CD's
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:
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".
> 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.
> 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.
>> 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
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>> accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent
>> with disloyal subversion. -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
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