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Comment ...did you hear that? (Score 2, Interesting) 196

the sound of every single RIAA member crapping themselves,

RIAA members create, manufacture and/or distribute approximately 90% of all legitimate sound recordings produced and sold in the United States.
call me crazy, if they have 90% of the record biz...isn't that a cartel?

The ultimate goal with all our anti-piracy efforts is to protect the ability of the recording industry to invest in new bands and new music and to give legal online services a chance to flourish.
yeah, but when your the majority of 'legitimate sound recordings' you have the market to yourselves...

That's why we educate. That's why record companies license music to legal services. And that's why, when necessary, we enforce our rights through the legal system.
.....notice the word 'our' rights....not, the rights of our member organizations....

With so many great legal music options available,
...okay, now your fooling no one..

there is really no excuse for music theft. Fans have a choice: pay a little now or a lot more later.
hopefully if this case turns out the right way, all that will be changed to 404

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(Disclaimer: April Fool's Day joke)

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