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RIAA Warns with IMs

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2003
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Wired reports that the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) sent IMs to Grokster and Kazaa users warning them about stealing music. The report also says that at least a million messages or more per week will be sent.

“The copyright infringement warnings, which were sent by the Recording Industry Association of America, on behalf of the major record labels, said in part: 

‘It appears that you are offering copyrighted music to others from your computer…. When you break the law, you risk legal penalties. There is a simple way to avoid that risk: DON’T STEAL MUSIC, either by offering it to others to copy or downloading it on a ‘file-sharing’ system like this. When you offer music on these systems, you are not anonymous and you can easily be identified.’”

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Comments

1

smells like propaganda to me. or gustapo scare tactics. obviously they dont have any legal way of stopping us so they bombard us with more useless spam.

Posted by Jaguares in Bay Area, Ca on April 29, 2003 at 3:44 PM (PDT)

2

People who use KaZaA or Grokster deserve to be caught and fined… I hate those programs… smile

Posted by Jon in Seattle, WA on April 29, 2003 at 3:54 PM (PDT)

3

I actually think that if this is true, the RIAA is in violation of anti-harrassment laws.

Posted by eustacescrubb in Yellow Springs. OH on April 30, 2003 at 6:20 AM (PDT)

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