Sony sez: your own music copy iz stealing

    Of all the RSS tags in all the world, “WTF” is my favorite – the only one appropriate when some high ranking lawyer says something completely asinine. In this case we take you to one of the RIAA’s billion current lawsuits playing out in Duluth, with Jennifer Pariser, Sony BMG’s head of litigation called to the stand. Mrs. (sorry guys, looks like she’s married) Pariser was asked about consumers making a copy of a track for themselves and stated, for the record, “When an individual makes a copy of a song for himself, I suppose we can say he stole a song … Making a ‘copy’ of a purchased song is just a nice way saying ‘steals just one copy’ “.
    Apparently fair use, much like habeus corpus, is becoming more of a myth than a reality in this country. Don’t rip your CD’s to that iPod – you’re stealing, from yourself to … yourself. And whatever you do, don’t let someone listen to your headphones without paying a license fee.