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    Music Industry to Abandon Mass Suits

    [size=13pt]Music Industry to Abandon Mass Suits[/size]

    The Wall Street Journal TECH

    By SARAH MCBRIDE and ETHAN SMITH

    After years of suing thousands of people for allegedly stealing music via the Internet, the recording industry is set to drop its legal assault as it searches for more effective ways to combat online music piracy.
    Instead, the Recording Industry Association of America said it plans to try an approach that relies on the cooperation of Internet-service providers. The trade group said it has hashed out preliminary agreements with major ISPs under which it will send an email to the provider when it finds a provider's customers making music available online for others to take.
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    Re: Music Industry to Abandon Mass Suits

    Finally.
    We're bringing purple back.

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    Re: Music Industry to Abandon Mass Suits

    Commom Music Downloader - 1
    Entire Music Industry - 0

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    Re: Music Industry to Abandon Mass Suits

    cool....I get all my music now via Itunes so I am good

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    Re: Music Industry to Abandon Mass Suits

    This only seems like a victory on the surface.

    But what the RIAA wants to do now is go through your ISP and get them to not provide you with internet.

    Since the RIAA is not successful at suing people for downloading they want to block your internet. Is this the RIAA's way of circumventing the legal system? Will all major ISPs agree to this? Will people have any recourse once the RIAA gets your ISP to block you? Only time will tell.
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    Re: Music Industry to Abandon Mass Suits

    fuck, for 99 cents just buy the damn song legally.

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    Re: Music Industry to Abandon Mass Suits

    With the way technology is increasing and bands can pretty much distribute themselves through iTunes and other music download programs... the Record Labels, or "Music Industry" won't be around too much longer.

    Not to mention there are just too many file sharing programs (and always will be) for them to do anything about.

    All those years of record labels f*cking over musicians is coming to a close... karma's a bitch.
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    Re: Music Industry to Abandon Mass Suits

    "Webby" wrote:
    fuck, for 99 cents just buy the damn song legally.
    That's what I'm saying.
    You like a song/artist..
    then show them some love and support and BUY THE FREAKIN' thing.
    At least it puts 2 cents in the artists pocket.

    "C" wrote:
    With the way technology is increasing and bands can pretty much distribute themselves through iTunes and other music download programs... the Record Labels, or "Music Industry" won't be around too much longer.

    Not to mention there are just too many file sharing programs (and always will be) for them to do anything about.

    All those years of record labels f*cking over musicians is coming to a close... karma's a bitch.
    So true.
    Record labels garner the vast majority of the money their record sales create.
    Takin' from the artists.
    I'm all for the way of the record labels going the same route as the do-do.
    Vegans are eating the rainforests. =(

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