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RIAA Bans Telling Friends About Songs

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by randy88k5, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. randy88k5

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    http://www.theonion.com/content/node/43029

    LOS ANGELES—The Recording Industry Association of America announced Tuesday that it will be taking legal action against anyone discovered telling friends, acquaintances, or associates about new songs, artists, or albums. "We are merely exercising our right to defend our intellectual properties from unauthorized peer-to-peer notification of the existence of copyrighted material," a press release signed by RIAA anti-piracy director Brad Buckles read. "We will aggressively prosecute those individuals who attempt to pirate our property by generating 'buzz' about any proprietary music, movies, or software, or enjoy same in the company of anyone other than themselves." RIAA attorneys said they were also looking into the legality of word-of-mouth "favorites-sharing" sites, such as coffee shops, universities, and living rooms.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Shame is that they are close to that.....
     
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    Why doesn't "RIAA" pound salt up their ass's and have a big ol cup of STFU.
    :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    They are too busy suing grandparents, 8 year olds and dead people.
     
  5. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    That's funny. I love The Onion.

    Note that the RIAA would prolly prefer that the radio mass-market shoves what we want to hear down our throats for maximum profit.

    Which is partially why I listen to stuff that doesn't get played on the radio. :D

    -- A
     
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    No doubt. When is it gonna stop? Is the person at drive through window gonna be taking legal action against anyone discovered telling friends, acquaintances, or associates about how he/she works the drive through window.
     
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    From what I understand from my friend that works at a radio station, the RIAA already dictates what songs from an artist/album can be played on the radio. Try to call up your favorite radio station and request some uncommon song off your favorite artist's new album. They won't play it. I tried just to test the theory. :rolleyes:
     
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    I love the Onion. Almost always makes me laugh.
     
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    1 Step closer to making music illegal all together. I can't wait for the day :D :haha: :doah:
     
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    That is why I listen to 91X down here in San Diego. They used to be owned by Clear Channel and started suckin hard core. They recently sold out to a conglomerate of mexican business owners and the employees of the radio station. Seeing as their main tower is in Mexico they play what ever they want and tell the RIAA to get bent. You can call up and they will play any song you ask for. They did this thing the other day where they played every song from one of The Cure's albums apparently it is something they do every day now they also play a lot of local and underground bands. I personnally like the music and enjoy seeing someone "stick it to the man".

    Ira
     
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    If we stop telling each other about new bands and new music and the like, then no one will know anything about what is yet to come and no one will listen. kind of self defeating if you ask me. what a bunch of nazis! :rolleyes:
     
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    Sounds like BS to me but when I try and copy the article to snope it it copies the whole web page instead...:mad:
     
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    The Onion is a satirical publication
     
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    :doah: When will I ever learn to read the directions first...Never....:D
     
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    :crazy: I thought this was serious until I saw it was from the Onion!
     

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