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July 29, 2003


A UK internet magazine reports

A UK internet magazine reports that if the RIAA were to subpoena all 60 million of the Americans currently participating in file sharing, it would take them over 2,000 years to get to all of them. I still don't think the RIAA has a legal leg to stand on. If it's legal to sell your CDs to a used CD store who then sells the CD to a new customer, a transaction that generates money for both the seller of the CD and for the used CD store, but nothing for the record company, why would it be illegal to share music in a transaction that involves no exchange of money? Maybe if the RIAA had jumped on file sharing back when Seth Green was inventing it in his dorm room, they might have had a chance. Now they're too late.

posted by amy at 9:44 AM | #


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