Wednesday, May 04, 2005

More RIAA Madness

I first became aware of this over at the digitalmusicweblog. It turns out the Cary Sherman, the president of the RIAA, wrote an opinion piece over at the Pittsburg Post-Gazette. Apparently the RIAA is suing a bunch of students for illegal file sharing using Internet2, a high-speed network designed to share information between universities. Nothing new here. The RIAA wants us to believe that file sharing is a vile activity just shy of murder. What caught my attention, though, was this letter to the editor written by Roger Dannenburg, an electronic music professor at Carnegie-Mellon. He points out that Sherman's article is clearly a case of the pot calling the kettle black. Read and be enlightened.

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