lördag, oktober 06, 2007

Winning a battle, losing the war

Evil men are out to hurt you.

RIAA Jury Finds Minnesota Woman Liable for Piracy, Awards $222,000

Destroying a girls future for what!? For having bad taste in music? That joke isn't funny anymore.

How long is this farce of all farce supposed to go on? Isn't it pretty obvious, like in my-god-that's-so-crystal-clear-I-can't-believe-it's-so-obvious-to-me, that the 'war' on filesharing is the only war in the world that is going more badly then the war in Iraq?

For sure, by now, no one can imagine that this is the right path to go down for anyone. Not for the labels, not for the artists and certainly not for the consumers. The only thing waiting at the end of this path is certain death for the labels. But hey, if you're gonna go out, you might do it with style! Custer style, with your boots on. Yahoooo Silver!

The RIAA have a proposal you can't resist,Don Corleone-style:
"This is what can happen if you don't settle," RIAA attorney Richard Gabriel told reporters outside the courthouse. "I think we have sent a message we are willing to go to trial."

Ok, Mr RIAA attorney Richard Gabriel. We have a proposal to you too. Why don't we meet down by the docks. Just you and us and we'll have a man to man talk. Bring your bicycle chain and best dancing shoes. There will be some serious swinging.

We would be more lightearted about this if it wasn't for that somewhere in Minnesota there's a girl sitting in her bedroom wondering where the fuck she is going to get 222,000$ from and what she will do with the rest of her bankrupt life. Our thoughts go out to you kid!

Nice song with reference to similar situation

Another song, even more spot on. Sing along!

Bonus video for those that got the popular culture reference above

Feeling Minnesota alright