by RocketRider - 3/21/10 6:14 PM
In Reply to: Unfortunately by Jimmy Greystone
If someone is recording music from a service that they are paying for and don't distribute it to anyone there should be no issues of copywriting. I've contacted the RIAA regarding the personal use of using music files and they indicated that by the letter of the law you shouldn't but realistically it is probably not a problem. The issue of copywriting is when someone distributes music files to many sources thus causing a reduction of sales for this product. However, this probably is a false assumption on the music industry's part in that all of the people that I know who copy stuff (software, music, etc.) would NEVER purchase these items anyway. They just love to copy 'stuff'. So from the music industry's perspective they haven't lost any revenue.
Personally I believe the music industry has made too much of an issue out of the copywrite law. Most of the music out there is garbage and with a life expectancy of 6 months or less (according to music industry officials). The markup for CD is excessive and the music industry even separates good songs from junk and forces consumers to purchase multiple disks to get the two or three songs they really want. These marketing practices I believe is what started all of the copying as the industry has been screwing the public (and still is) for years and years. Like everything else in life if I buy it I should be able to do as I please with it.
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