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  1. #1
    Fire-and-Ice
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    Default Off Topic: RIAA are off this planet!

    RIAA Claims Music On Car Radios Meant Only For Original Vehicle Owner

    Can I have whatever the guy's at the RIAA are smoking! cos they seems to have some good **** there?

    The Recording Industry Association of America announced today it would be expanding its crackdown on copyright infringement by suing family members, hitchhikers and carpoolers.

    Lawyers for the RIAA maintain that the radio in each car was never meant to be listened to by anyone else except the original owner of the vehicle.

    Therefore, any additional passengers who listen to music on the radio in another individual's car are doing so illegally and without the express permission of the copyright holders of the respective songs that are broadcast.

    RIAA attorneys were preparing to go to Federal District courts across the country to have subpoenas issued to every car maker in America in the hopes of forcing them to disclose the names and addresses of all purchasers from the last 20 years.


    LMAO

  2. #2
    godfather
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    Default Re: Off Topic: RIAA are off this planet!

    Before posters go off the deep end, the article is satirical - its just a spoof.

    Good idea though. Has merit.

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    Dolby Digital
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    Default Re: Off Topic: RIAA are off this planet!

    Maybe Microsoft has an interest in the RIAA. Then I could imagine you could only "listen" if you had your own licence.

  4. #4
    Murray P
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    Default Re: Off Topic: RIAA are off this planet!

    You sure it isn't a toe dipper Goddie?

    DD, MS has a big interest in the RIAA, associated hardware and software but, especially your wallet and anything that might open it voluntarily or otherwise. Such is life

    Cheers Murray P

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    Terry Porritt
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    Default Re: Off Topic: RIAA are off this planet!

    It's not too far away from some of the laws/rules what have you of early radio.

    In the UK you had to have a "wireless licence" issued by HM Post Office for each radio set and each television set in the house.
    Though when transistor radios appeared, the PO acknowledged defeat and separate licenses were abolished. You were still meant to have a radio license though for quite a while after that!

    Portable radios had to be separately licenced, by portable I mean those old valve radios that had a heavy HT battery, a grid bias battery, and a battery for the the valve filaments. The radio had an internal frame aerial, and was usually mounted on a turntable base so that the set could be rotated for best reception.

    It was as much as you could do to lift one of these sets let alone carry
    them around

    In Oz in the very early days receiving sets were sealed and had fixed tuning, so that people could only listen to the approved station.

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    godfather
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    Default Re: Off Topic: RIAA are off this planet!

    The full article stated:

    In addition, RIAA lawyers said they were hoping to get a court order to exhume the bodies of Scottish physicist James Clerk-Maxwell, who developed the theory of electromagnetic waves and Guglielmo Marconi, who discovered and harnessed wireless radio in order to sue both corpses for unfair business practices.


    Therefore its reasonbly certain to be satire.
    The sentence that reads "this article is satire" is probably a clue as well.

  7. #7
    Murray P
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    Default Re: Off Topic: RIAA are off this planet!

    > in order to sue both corpses for unfair business
    > practices.
    > [/i]
    >
    > Therefore its reasonbly certain to be satire.
    > The sentence that reads "this article is satire" is
    > probably a clue as well.

    Hmmm. That just raises my suspicions even higher Goddie. I think it suptlety by boldness. You have to be aware that these people are sooo sneaky they'll be under your bed in a flash if your not watching all means of ingress at once.

    Action shot of me checking the door -----> :O the window ------> :O the wardrobe door ------> :O the other window ------> :O the door again :O
    the° never ever look under the bed though.

    Cheers Murray ;P

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    Fire-and-Ice
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    Default Re: Off Topic: RIAA are off this planet!

    > Before posters go off the deep end, the article is satirical - its just a spoof.

    Damn, you spoilt my fun.


  9. #9
    robsonde
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    Default Re: Off Topic: RIAA are off this planet!

    maybe they can work with MS to devolip a hearing implant......

    required by law to be install by the age of 5, the implant will include a windows OS and DRM

    the device will alow music maker to decide who can hear the music......

    other use included checking up on who is "hearing" live songs that the RIAA dont have controll over.

    makes you think........

  10. #10
    Winston001
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    Default Re: Off Topic: RIAA are off this planet!

    Leaving aside the humour, is there no sympathy or comprehension for why RIAA want to stop peer to peer music sharing?
    Few musicians succeed and make a living from their muse.
    Recording and producing songs costs money. Musicians and record company staff like to eat just like the rest of us.
    Unsuprisingly they expect citizens to pay a sum of money for an authorised copy of a song. Otherwise it would be an exercise in pure altruism paid for by the musician. Indeed there are a few who do accept p to p copying of their work for no payment.
    Almost every comment on this forum is anti-RIAA or the music industry.
    Get a grip people. Being paid for your work is how the world works. Some earn a lot, others very little.
    Copying music (without consent) is a direct theft from the owner.

    (goes off grumbling to delete all his shared files.........)

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