links for 2008-01-01

  • Hudge

    The Post story is ambiguous but it does not actually say he is being sued for copying legal CDs. It says the suits involve the industry’s inability to stop digital music sharing and then goes on to add “the industry is taking its argument against music sharing one step further” by filing documents that take the position “the industry maintains that it is illegal for someone who has legally purchased a CD to transfer that music into his computer.” Per the article that is a murky area that has yet to be adjudicated – if I read this aright. Maybe the RIAA is hoping the judge will slam the guy and they can leverage the fact that they made this argument into something really jerky? Bad cases make bad law, as they say.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/28/AR2007122800693.html