The world reacted to the news that George Bush was a no-good music pirate with an apathetic yawn; more interesting, perhaps, was the opalescent baby skull iPod Apple had custom designed him for his birthday. But would you be surprised if Hilary Clinton — that saintly paragon of virtues and family values who personally tops my surprisingly short list of people I’d love to slap — was also a music pirate?
According to this New York Post puff piece, Hillary has “Hey Jude” on her iPod… just like Stephen King, who never can seem to get through one of his thousand page novels without quoting the song in its entirety. But Beatles songs aren’t available over iTunes, thanks to the Apple Records vs. Apple Computers dispute. Still, it’s legal to copy your own CDs to an iPod, right? Well, not according to the RIAA, it isn’t.
Not that anyone’s surprised that the RIAA isn’t suing the very palms it needs to grease to maintain its obsolete, heavy-handed business model. Still, you have to wonder what would happen if they dug Chelsea Clinton’s IP off of The Pirate Bay.
Hillary Ipodham Clinton (ugh) [New York Post]