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RIAA Now Blames Journalists For Its Piracy Trouble

adeelarshad82 (1482093) writes | more than 2 years ago

Music 2

adeelarshad82 (1482093) writes "RIAA executives have written a letter to PCMag expressing "deep disappointment" for publishing an article on Limewire Alternatives. While the article includes a disclaimer from PCMag that it does not condone the download of copyrighted or illegal material, RIAA executives believe that "PCMag is slyly encouraging people to steal more music". The letter goes on to ask PCMag to retract the article from their website. PCMag's Editor in Chief has responded to the letter by stating that music industry's charges remain groundless and that it reeks of desperation. He points out that PCMag covers all aspects of technology, which includes the products, services and activities that some groups and individuals might deem objectionable. He defends publishing the article by saying "We covered these Limewire alternatives because we knew they would be of interest to our readers. We understand that some might use them to illegally download content. We cannot encourage that action, but also cannot stop it. Reporting on the existence of these services does neither". PCMag has also refused to retract the article."

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Barbara did strike again (1)

feufeu (1109929) | more than 2 years ago | (#34337554)

I just clicked the link to the article...

Oh how I feel their loss. Not (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34337558)

Oh how I feel their loss. Except each year they make more than the year before? And copying is not stealing since nothing of value is actually removed like when something is stolen. It may create a loss to those who dont buy an album or track as a result. But thats not what they are talking about. And honestly, who would pay for most of the crap that is being churned out by the sea of mediocre talentless wannabes doing covers of old songs by real musicians. I'm happy paying for my music by sending the artist the money direct for the songs I want. And not some sixty year old gimp driving a 100,000k+ car. Record companies are no more than pimps.

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