Monday, May 09, 2005

RIAA Queen Hillary Rosen Appeals To Consumer Rights

Former RIAA CEO and chairwoman Hillary Rosen has spoken out (on the brand-spanking-new celeb blog Huffington Post, no less) against Apple and their policy of DRM-ing their mp3s, allowing limited access and playable only on the iPod. The irony is killing me. If you don't know, this is the same woman who would have liked to see us mere mortals paying every time we hear RIAA music, no matter what we play it on. DRM exists because of the RIAA's fear of losing rights over shared music. She then complains about the viruses that come with mp3s downloaded from pirate sites. Viruses that she once hired people to create and distribute across the p2p networks. From her post:
But keeping the iTunes system a proprietary technology to prevent anyone from using multiple (read Microsoft) music systems is the most anti-consumer and user unfriendly thing any god can do.

Well, if she wants more music, I guess she could just rip some CDs, right? Oh, wait.


Blogger Andrew Hitchcock said...

Oh god, I know. I saw that in Google News and I couldn't believe it. The people that work in the **AAs are fucking crazy.

5/09/2005 8:07 PM  

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