Friday, August 19, 2005

In the News Room

In the news:

"The digital equivalent of homemade tapes are the next target of the Recording Industry Association of America. " Details.

To which the
Consumer Electronics Association had this to say:

"There they go again - The recent news that the recording industry now considers casual, non-commercial CD burning as a threat to be stopped comes as no surprise. Even with their recent victory in MGM v. Grokster, the recording industry continues efforts to chip away at established home recording and fair use rights....It is ironic that the recording industry continues to cry wolf when so many opportunities exist for the industry to leverage technology for future growth. For example, CEA forecasts sales of MP3 players to grow by more than 45 percent this year. Online music sales continue to increase" More.

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