The failure of the RIAA

I just finished reading an article about the first Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) trial going on in Duluth (Catch it on Wired here.) I could not believe the RIAA is still going after people, and even going to trial! I cannot believe that this group is not done getting blasted by the public… … Continue reading “The failure of the RIAA”

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I just finished reading an article about the first Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) trial going on in Duluth (Catch it on Wired here.) I could not believe the RIAA is still going after people, and even going to trial! I cannot believe that this group is not done getting blasted by the public… again. Now, do not get me wrong I understand that the RIAA is trying to protect their rights, and people are downloading songs illegally, but going after people one by one seems to be a huge waste of time and money.

The problem that the RIAA has is that they are trying to deal with an entrenched idea. When file sharing was available, this would be pre-Peer-to-Peer (P2P) (ie: Kazaa, BitTorrent, Morpheus, and LimeWire), the big concern was not music it was software piracy. The software industry responded by developing more advanced anti-piracy techniques. For whatever reason the music industry did not see what was going to happen. Now they are trying to play catch-up.

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