Have any of you ever met folks who cant see the truth even when presented with clear and visible facts ?http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111205/14001016981/riaa-claims-it-succeeded-getting-piracy-under-control-years-ago.shtml
This one's just bizarre. Via Eric Goldman, we learn of an opinion piece in the Tennessean newspaper, in which the RIAA argues that its strategy of suing tens of thousands of file sharers "succeeded" in "bringing piracy under control." The opinion piece is a response to an earlier story in the paper that claimed (quite reasonably, I might add) that the sue fans strategy failed, because "the suits ultimately proved ineffective in ending systematic online piracy." The RIAA, however, says the goal has never been to end piracy, but to "bring it under sufficient control" and they claim they succeeded.
Talk about self delusional, more folks than ever before are using virtually every tool out there to gain content for free and create their own simply to avoid the exaggerated posturing of the pseudo "artists friend" aka the freeloaders over at the RIAA.
Most of you regulars may know they list themselves as a non profit to avoid paying tax but for those that don't maybe nows a good time to ask your representative to look into these tax avoiders, the rest of us have to pay our dues shouldn't they do the same instead of supporting anti consumer activities with what should be tax payers cash ?