The RIAA an Impediment to the Recording Industry

riaa_logo11riaa_logo12riaa_logo1The RIAA an Impediment to the Recording Industry

 

RIAA is an acronym for the Recording Industry Association of America, who are a group of people who basically make the calls as to how the music industry is regulated in the United States of America.  Their main interest is the major labels who are also the main record distributors, as they do represent over one and a half thousand labels but their interest is in preserving the influence of the 4 major labels which are EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group.  They are powerful, but like America they are in a recession and desperately have to make major changes before they suffocate in their own vomit.

 

Can they afford to stand by their positions concerning SACD copyrights that will require three copyrights to a single SACD and can they continue to claim that recording MP-3’s from legally purchased CD’s are illegal, however this assertion is yet to be proven in the court of law.  This one shoe fits all mentality is destroying the recording industry.  I mean it is one thing to protect the rights to intellectual property as stated in the first amendment which is beyond the scope of my examination.

 

To keep is simple I think the application of a one shoe fits all mentality in such a vast form of trade is impractical.  It is like a hand full of people with a lot of money is telling everyone how to conduct the business of music to protect their interests. Take Janet Jackson, Prince, LL Cool J, Whitney Houston and the many old school artist like the Ohio Players, the Gap Band, Earth Wind and Fire as well as many young artists too many to name, they have the power to blackball without notice and then regulate their activities as an independent artist, meaning even independent artists are not independent of the iron hand of the RIAA, which is the CIA & FBI combined of the music industry.  With their far reaching hands they have the ability to destroy the lives of any hard working artist who does not play by their rules.

 

Meaning if they say pose nude you take off your clothes, if they say use the (N) word or the (B) word every other sentence you do so.  You heard me use the term Gay Mob; they are nothing but hands to these people.  Unfortunately technology was screwed those 12 inches over and brought them to their knees.  And if they do not change their ways they will lose it all very soon.  They can no longer have their cake and eat it also.

 

I found this information posted and it is a contradiction to the positions they are taking.

 

In the US Supreme Court, the record company lawyers said:

“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. There is a very, very significant lawful commercial use for that device, going forward.”

But it is illegal, therefore hybrids with MP-3’s embedded is illegal.  The issue is not about copyrights as in MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd. 545 U.S. 913 (2005) the issue is to disallow the little man from making a living to protect their own self interest.  And the sinking ships are taking everyone with them out of greed.  It is time for an Underground Distribution Network and the issue is survival.

 

 

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