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August 29, 2004

The RIAA Mulls Their Own Demise.

Their official statement of concern is "We remain concerned about any devices or software that permit listeners to transform a broadcast into a music library." Now, I don't know about everybody else, but when I was about ten years old I didn't exactly have an allowance that would permit me to buy every band's album that I was into, so I would rely on the radio for most of my music, when there was a song I might want to listen to more often than the radio DJ's were willing to play it, I would pop in a blank cassette and record it off the radio...Apparently, "It's very hard for policy and copyright law to keep up with the pace of technological change."

The RIAA is looking for a way to dig their teeth into a software developer that wrote some software that pretty much does the same thing as hitting the 'Record' button while listening to the radio, on that Cassette Boombox you see in the picture.

Posted by tbartels at August 29, 2004 05:10 PM


One day they will figure out they have to evolve.

Posted by: Olga at September 6, 2004 03:48 PM

Or they will just dissappear... hehe

Posted by: thom at September 7, 2004 09:59 PM

I just look through your blog. I am hike and bike lover. Anyway, nice to meet you guy.

Posted by: Feng Qin at October 22, 2004 06:55 AM