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Comedy is Hard [May. 24th, 2007|10:26 am]
"It would be funny if only it weren't so real."

The Onion: RIAA Sues Radio Stations for Giving Away Free Music
LA Times: RIAA Set to Lobby Congress for Radio Station Royalties on Music

Thanx to drfgeek.

[User Picture]From: torrle
2007-05-24 05:37 pm (UTC)
Radio stations are already paying to play those songs. Isn't that what liscencing is all about?

Or is this about internet radio?
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[User Picture]From: bladespark
2007-05-24 05:40 pm (UTC)
Nope, this is about "real" radio.

And about how phenomenally stupid and greedy the RIAA is.
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[User Picture]From: octavius_rodens
2007-05-24 05:48 pm (UTC)
The Onion seems to do that a lot. They write a story and a few years later it comes true.
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[User Picture]From: mothermonster
2007-05-24 05:56 pm (UTC)
excuse me, but what is RIAA??
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[User Picture]From: octavius_rodens
2007-05-24 06:34 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-05-24 08:06 pm (UTC)
Recording Industry Association of America. They act as the trade group handling legal issues for the record industry cartel. They're the ones that pursue filesharing/piracy cases and such.
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[User Picture]From: drfgeek
2007-05-24 06:12 pm (UTC)
Looks like someone's been reading my journal. :P
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-05-24 08:07 pm (UTC)
Doh! I forgot to put the thanx tag on the entry. *headdesk* Sorry.
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[User Picture]From: spazfox
2007-05-24 06:50 pm (UTC)
Why has there not been a revolution yet?
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[User Picture]From: torrle
2007-05-24 10:45 pm (UTC)
My thoughts exactly. Is this another issue that America's just gonna bend over and take like everything else, or is the elastic finally going to snap?

Sorry. My current curiculum at school's makin' me think about these sort of things. ;)
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[User Picture]From: kinkyturtle
2007-05-25 05:28 am (UTC)
Because people can still live comfortably. Revolution doesn't happen as long as that's the case.

"Let them eat cake! They are eating cake? Good!"
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[User Picture]From: prguitarman
2007-05-24 08:54 pm (UTC)
It might as well be true.
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[User Picture]From: athelind
2007-05-24 10:08 pm (UTC)
Whatever happened to payola? The RIAA used to (illegally) pay (i.e. bribe) radio stations to PLAY their music, to make sure people would hear it.

They seem to be determined to keep anyone from actually hearing their music at all -- so where will their audience come from?

Oh, wait -- all the RIAA member companies own TV production companies and networks, and use their hot shows to pimp their tunes.

While getting advertising revenue.

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