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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: 3) by wantkitteh on Friday March 14 2014, @02:54PM

    by wantkitteh (3362) on Friday March 14 2014, @02:54PM (#16412) Homepage Journal

    Keep in mind that the RIAA is effectively an amalgam of the various music distribution labels that are already screwing the crap out of the artists who make their money in the first place. I was merely commenting on their methods, I took it as read that everyone knew it's all about these asshats taking personal possession of someone's money through any means available.

    I wholeheartedly agree with you that fear of reprisals against copyright infringement has become paranoia of epic proportions and is causing irreparable damage to even the simplest forms of human culture. I worry that one day I'll get arrested and imprisoned on the way home for retelling a joke I heard in the office that turns out to have been written by a stand-up comedian under contract with Humour Inc.

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