No you did not read that title line wrong. As part of the current PRO-IP Act being debated in the US Congress right now, the RIAA is pushing for a fine of $1.5 Million per copied CD that a potential “copyright infringer” would make. Basically this would mean being faced with this enormous and irrational fine every time you made a mix CD to enjoy with friends on a road trip. For more talk about this check out the article on Ars Technica And here I thought the US was against the government propping up companies and letting the market determine things. Do I smell NAFTA infringement? Do I smell irrational lunacy? All in all, along with the whole Guilani thing this is adding up to a right week of weird in digital rights.
RIAA Pushes For $1.5 Mil per Copied CD
Posted by jevon on 2008/01/31