Friday, September 5, 2003

This one gives me a headache...

This one gives me a headache every time I read it. Why not just erase all of your illegal MP3's and not tell anyone?

Things that worry me:

  • RIAA is not a law enforcement agency so any laws that would normally apply don't
  • Because this is effectively an admission of guilt to a third party, your expectation of privacy is virtually nil.
  • They want to know what you look like.

Not that I condone piracy. I don't. (I've participated in at least two projects which have gone private with no credit). It's just that I'm a bit confused in trying to figure out how stupid the RIAA thinks the average pirate is. Give us all the information we need to apprehend you and we'll forgive you?

I wonder how many entries they'll receive for the following people:

  • Hillary Rosen
  • Mitch Bainwol
  • Kibo
  • Bob
  • The Easter Bunny
  • Fluffi Bunni
  • Santa Claus
  • etc., etc., etc.

You turned yourself in? Did you get a contract from the RIAA stating that you've been given amnesty?