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Blogger Threatened For Criticizing RIAA

According to Boing Boing, a British record executive has threatened Andrew Dubber, a faculty member of the University of Central England. The threat is a result of Dubber posting a story on his personal blog opining that suing music fans for copyright infringement was a bad idea.

Paul Birch, the record executive, who also sits on the boards of the international record industry trade organizations, wrote Dubber a letter threatening to turn Dubber in to the University. Birch argues that Dubber is not allowed to post such opinions while working for a government funded university.

Seems to me that as bad ideas go, threatening bloggers for voicing their opinions makes suing music fans seem like inventing the wheel. I wish there was something I could do to make the RIAA go away, but they do not seem to need my help making that happen.

Brett Trout

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