January 27, 2004

Something Funny From Findlaw [7:02 pm]

Not funny "ha-ha;" funny odd. Today’s Entertainment Law summary from FindLaw included a reference to this somewhat old Marci Hamilton column: Why Suing College Students for Illegal Music Downloading Is the Right Thing To Do.

What makes it funny is to read it in parallel with the BusinessWeek article cited below (BW’s Take on the RIAA’s Latest). Of course, Marci wrote the column six months ago, and it may still be that, as she puts it:

Some have criticized the RIAA and others in the music industry for going after students. But I will argue that it is entirely right - both legally and morally - for them to do so.

It’s just that, as BusinessWeek suggests, it’s not working out to be the most effective strategy.

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