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Old 12-31-2007   #1
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Default Is the recording industry trying to kill CD's?

What is the recording industry thinking?

In legal documents in its federal case against Jeffrey Howell, a Scottsdale, Ariz., man who kept a collection of about 2,000 music recordings on his personal computer, the industry maintains that it is illegal for someone who has legally purchased a CD to transfer that music into his computer.

The industry's lawyer in the case, Ira Schwartz, argues in a brief filed earlier this month that the MP3 files Howell made on his computer from legally bought CDs are "unauthorized copies" of copyrighted recordings.

Hell most people buy CD's to rip them onto there hard drives so they can put them on thier iPods or stream them.

The RIAA can go F*** themselves if they think I'm not going to rip my legally purchased CD's onto my computer so I can stream them to my receiver or load them to a MP3 player.
Is there any other industry that trys this hard to P*** off their customers?
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