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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 mwvdlee on Friday March 14 2014, @03:06PM

    by mwvdlee (169) on Friday March 14 2014, @03:06PM (#16419)

    I always thought it was the kid with the mallet playing Whack-a-mole.
    Apparently, it's the mole jumping into the mallet over and over again, chasing the mallet through the holes, with the RIAA trying to move the mallet away from the mole unsuccesfully.

    It's like a thief trying to stop theft by telling the victim to stop handing over money whenever the thief points a gun at him.

  • (Score: 2) by wantkitteh on Friday March 14 2014, @03:36PM

    by wantkitteh (3362) on Friday March 14 2014, @03:36PM (#16448) Homepage Journal

    Interesting interpretation, I like it! Slightly more upbeat than my reading; that the RIAA decided a hammer wasn't the right tool for the game and were about to take to orbit for the nuclear strikes to start.