Friday, February 17, 2006

RIAA Says That I'm in Trouble

Apparently, now it's naughty to make copies of your own CDs, or to rip them and place the mp3s on your mp3 player! I'm so naughty. I own the CDs, I don't pass out the mp3s to people, even if they ask, and I only use the mp3 player in my car. I don't have a cd player. So now I'm being unfair? Give me a break. Last year it was ok for me to do this, so what the heck? Why is it unfair now? Dumb RIAA changing their minds all the time.

Last year:
"The record companies, my clients, have said, for some time now, and it's been on their website for some time now, that it's perfectly lawful to take a CD that you've purchased, upload it onto your computer, put it onto your iPod."

But now, because I play my music on my computer they say I shouldn't buy CDs, and basically imply that just playing the CD on the computer should be illegal simply because there are services out there that provide mp3 downloads. Since when are they allowed to dictate how I spend my money? Computers crash, if all I have is mp3s I will be force to buy more mp3s once the computer is fixed. That is twice as much money for the same amount of music being played. Give me a break. And really, what do they think I do rip the mp3 and play it on my mp3 player while playing it on my computer while having the CD in my brother's stereo? That is a bit excessive, don't you think? Dumb RIAA, hush up. I'm not stealing, I'm not using the music for anything other than private use, so relax. Geez.

::end rant::


Rick said...

linked to your rant - right behind you on that one :)

Kristina said...

It really is insane. What next, I'm not allowed to borrow a cd from a friend to see if I like it? I mean I don't own it, therefore I shouldn't hear it, right? The stupidity.

Rick said...

or - you can buy toothpaste, but as soon as you transfer it from the tube to the brush, gotta pay an additional fee. ugh.

Kristina said...

Oh even better, you have all those nice medical bills from having stiches put in, and then you have to pay rent on them. Or you have to pay to get your baby back once you give birth. That would be perfect.

Nakia said...

Haha - I like the rent on the baby comment - that's a gooder.

I agree with you too. That's a stupid rule. What's wrong with these people? Maybe they should just quit selling music altogether because it's too risky and you never know who's going to listen to it. Especially if you have a friend in the car and you're listening to a CD. Then they're listening to it for free. OH NO!!!