RIAA chief: ripping ok


Further, he says the WaPo story was “just wrong” but also says their attorney “misspoke” when he said ripping was illegal. Hmmm. Those two statements certainly do appear to be in conflict, ie, WaPo then was simply reporting what the lawyer said, eh?

Sadly for RIAA though, Sony just announced they will sell non-DRM mp3s. This means all the major record companies have now abandoned DRM, so there’s little reason left for RIAA to exist. Perhaps they can find gainful employment in a related field, like working for bottom feeder collection agencies or ambulance chaser law firms, it would seem a good fit for them.