RIAA Bans Telling Friends About Songs

Posted in Humour, The-Onion on December 5th 2005 by Randy Reichardt

.: LOS ANGELES—The Recording Industry Association of America announced Tuesday that it will be taking legal action against anyone discovered telling friends, acquaintances, or associates about new songs, artists, or albums. “We are merely exercising our right to defend our intellectual properties from unauthorized peer-to-peer notification of the existence of copyrighted material,” a press release signed by RIAA anti-piracy director Brad Buckles read. “We will aggressively prosecute those individuals who attempt to pirate our property by generating ‘buzz’ about any proprietary music, movies, or software, or enjoy same in the company of anyone other than themselves.” RIAA attorneys said they were also looking into the legality of word-of-mouth “favorites-sharing” sites, such as coffee shops, universities, and living rooms.

God Bless The Onion.

.: I don’t know what to make of this, but I smiled while I watched it. Turn up the sound and enjoy. Too bad the screen isn’t bigger. If this really is someone’s house somewhere in BC, it must drive the neighbours nuts, but what creativity! Does anyone know what the name of the music playing with the lights? I thought I heard a bit of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen in the mix.