Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Boycott the RIAA in march

Gizmodo wants us to boycott the RIAA for the month of March. I'm with them.
"Alright, we've been following the RIAA's increasingly frequent affronts to privacy and free speech lately, and it's about time we stopped merely bitching and moaning and did something about it. The RIAA has the power to shift public policy and to alter the direction of technology and the Internet for one reason and one reason alone: it's totally loaded. Without their millions of dollars to throw at lawyers, the RIAA is toothless. They get their money from us, the consumers, and if we don't like the way they're behaving, we can let them know with our wallets."

When we pay for a song, we should be able to do what we want with it (within fair use). The RIAA wants us to pay multiple times for the same song, they want to infect it with DRM, and on top of that, they still don't give the artists a fair share of the money. Go see your favorite band in concert, buy a t-shirt, buy music directly from the,. Especially indie artists. Head on over to Gizmodo, read the article, and spread the word. Post it on your blog, or on your MySpace page. We can make a difference.

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