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The RIAA overreaching? What’s new? RIAA copyright education contradictory, critics say
The Consumer Electronics Association and Public Knowledge are among the groups to issue a joint statement condemning some statements on the Recording Industry Association of America’s video, which the RIAA has plans to distribute to the nation’s universities.
The RIAA’s video, a copy of which can be found on its Web site, suggests that students should be skeptical of free content and that it’s always illegal to make a copy of a song, even if it’s just to introduce a friend to a new band, said Robert Schwartz, general counsel for the Home Recording Rights Coalition, one of the groups opposed to the video.