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posted by LaminatorX on Friday March 14 2014, @01:35PM   Printer-friendly
from the blather-rinse-repeat dept.

Fluffeh writes:

"In a written statement to a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on the DMCA takedown system, RIAA CEO Cary Sherman informed lawmakers about the ongoing struggle against online piracy. 'All those links to infringing music files that were automatically repopulated by each pirate site after today's takedown will be re-indexed and appear in search results tomorrow. Every day we have to send new notices to take down the very same links to illegal content we took down the day before. It's like Groundhog Day for takedowns,' Sherman says.

Google, however, clearly disagrees with the RIAA, Katherine Oyama, Google's Senior Copyright Policy Counsel said 'The best way to battle piracy is with better, more convenient, legitimate alternatives to piracy, as services ranging from Netflix to Spotify to iTunes have demonstrated. The right combination of price, convenience, and inventory will do far more to reduce piracy than enforcement can.'"

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  • (Score: 1) by G-forze on Friday March 14 2014, @02:05PM

    by G-forze (1276) on Friday March 14 2014, @02:05PM (#16379)

    A thousand times this. You could have been describing my situation, with the exception that I don't buy much music anymore, because I don't want to support the corrupt MAFIAA. If I buy, it's from indie bands not belonging to those organizations. Otherwise, I simply don't listen to the music.

    If I run into the term "SJW", I stop reading.
  • (Score: 5, Informative) by mhajicek on Friday March 14 2014, @03:01PM

    by mhajicek (51) on Friday March 14 2014, @03:01PM (#16414)

    I buy music from mp3million, because their prices are reasonable and the files are DRM free. I buy games from Humble Bundle and Steam.

    The spacelike surfaces of time foliations can have a cusp at the surface of discontinuity. - P. Hajicek
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 15 2014, @03:38AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 15 2014, @03:38AM (#16739)

      I second the HumbleBundle approach. Just wish that they would stop putting up bundles requiring Steam or *shudder* Origin and get back to their roots - DRM free files

      Am now waiting for lots of pdf, epub and games to add to my HB library. They rock. It is the right way to do it.

  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by wantkitteh on Friday March 14 2014, @03:17PM

    by wantkitteh (3362) on Friday March 14 2014, @03:17PM (#16429) Homepage Journal

    The music industry survives despite the MAFIAA, not because of it.

    My recent musical preferences have led me back to Drum and Bass. A workmate of mine pointed me towards and it's huge archive of free-to-download DJ sets in MP3 format. Although all the music is available through record labels, the producers in the community prefer to use the specialist labels and couldn't give a crap if DJs freely redistribute their work, just as long as it's mixed into their sets (thus preventing it's reuse by others) and they get the credit they deserve.