RIAA: You Can Now Listen To Your CDs On Your iPod

This story came through this evening. The RIAA, out of the goodness of their hearts, has decided to give us all permission to rightfully use the CD’s we’ve purchased and copy them on our iPods (or other digitial music players). Surpsingly enough, this was previously illegal, but then again what isn’t with the RIAA. How very niiiiiceeee of them to allow us to do this. It does make you wonder if they saw the futility of attempting to prosecute this action, and simply acted before a court made them act. I’d like to think this is a win in the battle over music distribution, but somehow I don’ think the intimidation tactics and lawsuits from the RIAA are going to cease any time soon.

Welcome to the 21st century RIAA – sort of…

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