RIAA and MPAA = :(August 1, 2009
It looks like the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America.) and the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America.) have this crazy notion that when you BUY a song off of iTunes or somewhere else that has DRM (Digital Rights Management.) in the file, that you don’t really own it…you’re just renting it until it doesn’t work anymore.. nope, seriously. here is a quote
"We reject the view," he writes in a letter to the top legal advisor at the Copyright Office, "that copyright owners and their licensees are required to provide consumers with perpetual access to creative works. No other product or service providers are held to such lofty standards. No one expects computers or other electronics devices to work properly in perpetuity, and there is no reason that any particular mode of distributing copyrighted works should be required to do so."
What does that basically mean?. They’re making the argument that “You buy computers and gadget, do you expect those to last forever too?” Well of course not, stupid RIAA… because there gadgets with a lifespan. Music is different. I have CD’s that last a long time, and tapes from the 80’s that still work. Hell, I just cleaned STACKS of very old records that still work. it’s not a matter of hardware of equipment. it’s a matter of archiving. Music is archive and not “used up”…. dumb asses. Really, who the hell do they think they are?!