Posts Tagged ‘Washington Post’


The recording industry going a step too far?

December 30, 2007

The American legal machine for the Recording Industry Association of America is at it again- they are certainly trying to get their pound of flesh.

Full article but here is just a snippet:

Now, in an unusual case in which an Arizona recipient of an RIAA letter has fought back in court rather than write a check to avoid hefty legal fees, the industry is taking its argument against music sharing one step further: In legal documents in its federal case against Jeffrey Howell, a Scottsdale, Ariz., man who kept a collection of about 2,000 music recordings on his personal computer, the industry maintains that it is illegal for someone who has legally purchased a CD to transfer that music into his computer.

 Will be an interesting one to follow….