Gotta love the RIAA

Sun, Jan 19, 2003 with tags old

I’m sure most people by now have heard of the evils of the RIAA and how Hillary Rosen is just plain misguided about technology. Apparently at a conference in Cannes, France, Ms. Rosen suggested that there be a surcharge for people who utilize peer to peer services. This is impossible to enforce. It would require an ISP to monitor every connection that is made and furthermore dig into the data. Of course, slashdot spun the story to make it sound as though Rosen was a fire-breathing hobgoblin who demanded the fee from all users, which isn’t what she said at all. She said that if ISPs gave access they should pay up. I still think a better idea is compulsory licensing.