RIAA Uses More Power They Don't Have

Via BoingBoing:

The RIAA has ordered a take down notice to RPG Films. RPG films is a machinima site that takes animation made from video game / video game engines to make short movies and films. Some of them included music video’s – which is where the RIAA had a problem.

How is this not fair use? There is no MP3 to download . Only the most sophisticated computer user could figure out how to seperate the audio from the video, and even then the quality would be awful – with a video file you’re trying to compress it down as far as you can to save your users’ bandwidth.

If anything, this probably helps promote more music you’ve never heard, that will spark you to find out who to make it and go buy it.

The RIAA just doesn’t get it.

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