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Washington Post: The RIAA and the Music Piracy Debate

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Monday, October 20, 2003
News Categories: Digital Media

“Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) was online to talk about his efforts to rein in the recording industry’s aggressive legal war against people who illegally trade music online.  Piracy is wrong, Coleman agrees, but so too are some of the industry’s tactics.”

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1

Attaboy Norm, that’s why I voted for ya.

Posted by Dr. Webster on October 20, 2003 at 10:48 AM (PDT)

2

“First we recognize that file sharing is wrong. It is taking without compensation someone else’s property. “

FILE SHARING isn’t wrong, its the sharing of copyrighted works among vast audiences that is in question.  Lets not confuse the two.  There are plenty of examples where FILE SHARING is perfectly acceptable and legal practice (the trading of legally recorded shows for example (i.e. Phish, Grateful Dead etc)).

Posted by gti on October 20, 2003 at 11:57 AM (PDT)

3

At last,cooler more rational heads seem to be prevailing…I can only hope that the RIAA pay some attention to this guy.

Posted by Christianicononev.2 on October 21, 2003 at 11:30 PM (PDT)

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