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RIAA Says Ripping CDs to Your iPod is NOT Fair Use

February 16th, 2006 7:38am Leave a comment

The RIAA argues in a DMCA rule-making filing that copying for personal use (to an iPod) is not fair-use.

This is complete bullshit. If you buy a CD, as far as I’m concerned, you have the license for personal use. Whether you listen to it on a CD or on an mp3 player makes no difference. You paid for the CD so now you can do whatever you want with it. It’s not like you downloaded it for free. Now they’re targeting people who pay for music. What next? The RIAA doesn’t understand that CDs are a dying technology. They’re assuming that online music stores like Apple’s iTunes music store and others that sell mp3s/other formats of music will be harmed if you rip music off CDs. It’s been proven many times that the movie industry and music industry is not losing money because of downloading. So the fact that someone can’t buy a CD and listen to it on an mp3 player is complete nonsense.

This just enrages people and encourages more piracy. It’s no solution to the problem. The RIAA/MPAA and other retarded organizations need to grow up. They’ve being doing this since the 80s with recording TV and radio onto VHS and cassette tapes.

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