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RIAA Business model – Sue Everybody

Originally published at BunkBlog. You can comment here or there.

Here’s a fun game – run this Google search at random and see if you can spot the flaw in the music industry’s business plan. Today, they are suing Yahoo China. The BPI (UK version of RIAA) is suing AllofMP3, the only large online music service that is successful and can be used with any music player. A couple weeks ago, the RIAA sued YouTube users. They’ve sued dead people, little kids, people without computers…

Maybe suing your customers is not the best way to gain market share, eh? Do they honestly think they can strong-arm people into buying the latest shitty CD from Christina Milian or whichever interchangeable pop star they come up with next?

Read Little Heroes by Norman Spinrad – I’m pretty sure the recording industry of today is exactly like the recording industry he wrote about twenty years ago, just not as good at it as he portrayed.

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tarmle
Jul. 4th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
I think this is my favourite from those Google results.
andysocial
Jul. 4th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
It must be hard to write parodies of the RIAA and its ilk, when they are virtual caricatures of themselves to begin with.
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