Ex-RIAA Capo Questions Lawsuits’ Legitimacy
“Commenters on this site regularly accuse me of suing college students and other ‘innocents’ in my past role as Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America. The lawsuits against individuals initiated by the RIAA was started after I left. When I was there, our litigation focus was on those who were building commercial businesses on the backs of the creative community without their agreement or participation.
“I don’t honestly know what I would have done about the individual lawsuits had I stayed. I certainly participated in multiple planning and debate sessions about them.
“But for the record, I do share a concern that the lawsuits have outlived most of their usefulness and that the record companies need to work harder to implement a strategy that legitimizes more P2P sites and expands the download and subscription pool by working harder with the tech community to get devices and music services to work better together.”
Hilary Rosen. For the Record, for What It’s Worth. The Huffington Post. June 4, 2006.
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