First Sale Doctrine == $null? && RIAA == /diffused?

Hey faithful Underground readers. Normally I would post a life post, unfortunately it’s going to have to be delayed one week.

Currently, I am undergoing a project which collects the landmark events of digital history relating to piracy, laws on the electronic frontier, and the serious lack of competence and open minds in authority and political figures in today’s world.

I stumbled across this post yesterday, and felt it was my duty to link it and spread the news as much as possible. It’s yet again, a prime example of the ludicrous behaviors we see from the very people we entrust our sustenance and security to.

Essentially, Universal Media Group is [quoted] “saying that merely by putting some fine print on a CD, it can effectively ‘own’ that CD forever.”

I’ll let you read the article and decide for yourself.

Another few day old piece of news, is posted here by the magnificent crew over at Ars Technica, about some interesting RIAA developments. This adds a great outlook on the recent Andersen vs. RIAA case from a few weeks ago:

[ Sources: Article stumbled upon @ Silicon ; LARGE PDF file of court case – RIAA working diffusal – ]

God speed, and Best wishes.


About GN

From brushing your teeth, to handling your money the way you know you should, GN has the experiences, scoops and tips for your disconnected and wired life.

Posted on April 10, 2008, in Computers, Crazy Views, Entertainment, internet, Life, Money, Music, News, Technology, That's GN and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I really hate the RIAA. It’s too risky these days to download music through P2P anyway.

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