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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: 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.

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