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RIAA Shifts From One Wreck to Another

February 24, 2009

RIAA Shifts From One Wreck to Another

It's easy to understand why the United States is losing ground in the race to build cost-effective broadband services across the nation. The latest reason: a trade group of longtime losers—the Recording Industry of America—wants Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to protect them from their own music customers...

The RIAA's lawsuits, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), have been "ineffective and unconstitutional." Fred von Lohmann, the EFF's senior staff attorney, said the trade group's campaign has been—by any measure—a failure. The lawsuits, he said, have not reduced unauthorized file-sharing and have not gotten a single artist paid.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
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