RIAA Says Your iPod is a Crime

The RIAA says ripping CDs to your iPod is illegal.

That
s the substance of a filing submitted by the RIAA during the ongoing digital copyright wrangling in Washington.

This maneuver reneges on their statement made during MGM v Grokster that,
it
s perfectly lawful to take a CD, upload it to your computer, put it on your iPod.

Similarly, the same filing said,
creating a back-up copy of a music CD is not a non-infringing use.

We
re just going to strap on a phonograph and only listen to honky-tonk cartridges.


RIAA Says Ripping CDs to Your iPod is NOT Fair Use
[Electronic Frontier Foundation]