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Submission + - RIAA Still Thinks MP3s Are a Crime ( writes: "From an article on Wired's Threat Level concerning the RIAA's continued refusal to acknowledge the existence of fair use rights:

Following a crusade on behalf of the Recording Industry Association of America by journalist Greg Sandoval, the Washington Post posted a correction to a column about a file sharing lawsuit which was misleading headlined "Download Uproar: Record Industry Goes After Personal Use." Unfortunately, the correction is actually wrong ... In fact, the RIAA does not recognize that you have a legal right under the Fair Use doctrine to rip your CDs into MP3s to listen to them on your computer or digital audio player.
(above emphasis mine) The article goes on to explain in wondrous detail how the RIAA apparently still fully expects you to request permission from them before ripping anything to MP3 (or any other) format."

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