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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 Mr_Flibble on Friday March 14 2014, @07:35PM

    by Mr_Flibble (286) on Friday March 14 2014, @07:35PM (#16593)

    I used to buy a fair amount of music maybe £100 worth a month, I didn't download much, I usually listened to something online then bought the album sometimes all their albums.
    Now I don't download anything, I also no longer buy music.
    I stopped when the recording industry started being asshats.
    That was many years ago at a rough guess due to their actions they have lost several thousand pounds of sales.

    I suspect using riaa logic these lost sales are down to piracy.

    If everyone just avoided anything to do with the riaa it would be highly amusing to watch.

    Just because I suffer from paranoia doesn't mean people aren't out to get me.