RIAA Accused of Promoting Illegal P2P ServicesAdded: Monday, April 11th, 2011
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One of the leading music industry experts recently went as far as to accuse the Recording Industry Association of America of having its own agenda, which goes against the interests of the copyright owners. For example, it is said that the copyright outfit promotes unauthorized P2P websites to educators and parents. Such services as iMesh and Bearshare are included in the list and will apparently become main targets for an American-led anti-piracy campaign.
Recently Moses Avalon, the well-known music industry expert predicted that a number of websites, including news services, would be forced to shut down due to new legislation discussed by the government. Among the outlined targets there was Grooveshark, the music streaming site operating as an American company for many years without facing lawsuits, and even having a licensing deal with EMI.
Surprisingly enough, the predictions came true, with Google booting the Grooveshark app from the Android market due to licensing concerns. The same has been done by Apple a couple months ago. Now it seems to some that everything remotely connected with P2P, no matter licensed or not, is doomed, which means that the music subscription sites like iMesh and Bearshare will also be taken offline soon, as Avalon has predicted.
Other industry observers had doubts in the inclusion of Bearshare and iMesh on the expert’s list, as both of the online services were promoted by the Recording Industry Association of America. However, taking into account their P2P stigma, this turns out to be irrelevant. When asked why the pro-copyright outfit would be promoting such unauthorized services, Avalon explained that the RIAA can list whomever it likes as “approved”, but the RIAA doesn’t really speak collectively for all the record labels. He said that if someone believes the Recording Industry Association of America to be unreasonable or underhanded, then there won’t be such thing as “Approved by the RIAA”. As for the others, assuming that the outfit is honorable and keep their word, they are likely exposing a large gap in their service’s position and philosophy.
In other words, one of the most-respected music industry experts is sure that the RIAA is promoting unauthorized music services, against the wishes of the largest record labels. Howsoever odd it sounds, it is somehow becoming true.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
April 11th,2011Posted by:
Monday, April 11th, 2011
|lol, how can they sue when they promote piracy themselves. what is this world coming to. a bunch of idiots is all i can say|
|so they have more people to sue|
|like no one seen somthing like this comeing how much money did they make that the record ppl wont get|
just like cops busting drug dealers and selling there stuff
|The RIAA are just trying to kill all the competition and start their own P2P service.||
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