Monday, December 31, 2007

Gimme a Break: It's Illegal to backup your CD on your comp!

This the latest from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It's illegal to copy a music CD you purchased onto your computer or iPod, even if it's for personal use. I say, gimme a freaking break! I'm all for copyright protections, but the benchmark has always been that you weren't allowed to distribute the music. The theory was that if you spend a good bit of money buying a CD, you were within your rights to make a backup to protect your investment from scratches, but now the RIAA argues in court that that is illegal.

Here's to betting the RIAA will become irrelevant in 10 years!

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