Thursday, April 27, 2006

Consumer Electronics Association Ad Campaign Slams RIAA

Click the image for the entire ad.

Hot on the heels of Congressional stupidity and Canadian Activism the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), an organization which is comprised of over 2000 companies within the U.S. consumer technology industry, has come out very firmly against the RIAA in a recent advertisement. Perhaps this is a response to the RIAA's Congress's newly proposed legislation.

I would conjecture that many people forget that consumers are not the only ones oppressed by the horrible technological policy of the Content Cartels. The companies that produce the devices we use to enjoy the content have to stand by and watch as their products become less and less useful, and more and more confined by superfluous and pointless laws.

And the conflict of interest here boggles the mind. Sony--one of the worst offenders of, well, everything--has 3 divisions here: Movies, Music and Electronics. So while the movie and music studios are out fighting for their "right" to kill fair use, the electronics division is protesting these practices. I'd love to be a fly on the wall at that water cooler.

Good for you CEA. The more people we have standing up to these anti-Constitution, anti-Freedom, anti-Enjoyment bohemoths, the better.

[Via Boing Boing and EFF]


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