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Five Years of Failure: EFF Says RIAA Must Embrace New Model

October 7, 2008

In a new report released Wednesday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation wonders aloud about the RIAA's litigation conflagration with questions like "Has the arbitrary singling out of nearly 30,000 random American families helped promote public respect for copyright law?" and "Have the lawsuits put the P2P genie back in the bottle or restored the record industry to its 1997 revenues?"

Unless the EFF has been infiltrated by a race of pod people and the current "Fred von Lohmann" is actually a soulless alien grown in some sort of spiny cocoon, the answer is guaranteed to be "no." Scratch that—according to the report, the answer is actually a "resounding" no.

Thursday, October 2, 2008
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