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News Reviewers hate the RIAA

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 17 Jan 2008.

  1. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I wonder if these decisions are voted by a committee or if they're taken by one guy just as everyone around him is going WTF
     
  2. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

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    Its all good, the RIAA is circling the drain with the rest of the "industry", it is only a matter of time...no one including artists gives an S what they have to say. I just hope more previous big label bands to indie like Radiohead and NIN.
     
  3. Tuxcat

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    Gracias, Da Dego, for your temperate response, but the RIAA doesn't set policy for its member labels in any official sense, regardless of what it may do or have done with regard to technical standards.

    The labels may decide -- as they have in the case of the P2P lawsuits -- to voluntarily and as a group (or a mob) follow through with RIAA recommendations in certain areas, but they are not required to do anything the RIAA says, or even to fund it. If the four majors stopped paying for it, it would go away tomorrow. An organization in which membership is voluntary, which exists only at its members' pleasure, and -- the biggest factor -- which has no enforcement authority is not a governing body. All it could do to a recalcitrant member is throw it out. And that label would, as many labels do, go cheerfully on producing and selling records without the RIAA imprimatur.

    With regard to this issue, the RIAA has no stated policy on DRM or watermarking or just messing with music, and it couldn't enforce it if it did (as the labels' attempts at DRM on CDs, which have ranged from nonexistent to the rootkit fiasco, should show). DRM is a business decision at the label level -- and right at the moment, they're backing away from it, rather than stepping it up.

    This item is, quite simply, based on a mistaken premise.
     
  4. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    Perhaps they hired Catbert (with Dogbert being the runner-up for the position)
     
  5. Rebourne

    Rebourne New Member

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    I've just stopped buying or downloading any artist that has anything to do with the RIAA.

    It's a simple yet effective solution.
     
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