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May 21, 2007

The RIAA Strikes Back

Filed under: Comics,Weblinks — M Kitchen @ 2:13 pm

Looks like the Recording Industry of America is at it again.
Click here for the complete story.

In honour of the RIAA’s latest attempt to strike terror into the hearts of college kids, I decided to dust off this comic strip from SPY GUY: Minis as a counter-strike.

UPDATE:

Special Thanks to Ultraist Reader Matt Campbell for the following related articles:

LA Times, May 21, 2007 – Artists and labels seek royalties from radio
The Onion, October 2, 2002 – RIAA Sues Radio Stations For Giving Away Free Music

3 Comments »

  1. Things like this piss me off. It’s bullying, and I don’t think that I’m ever going to buy a mainstream CD again. 99 percent of the music is crap anyways. I’m finding that you can find just as good if not better music from local or indie artists rather than artists who are signed with big labels.
    I hate big companies!!!!!
    I think that they are killing themselves with these stupid lawsuits.

    Comment by Blair kitchen — May 21, 2007 @ 10:08 pm

  2. Weird. I thought you were going to mention this:
    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/business/la-fi-radio21may21,1,1028211.story?coll=la-headlines-business-enter&ctrack=1&cset=true

    I had a whole tirade about how radio sucks as hard as the RIAA.

    Apparently the Onion predicted this 5 years ago:

    http://www.theonion.com/content/node/27696

    Comment by Matt Campbell — May 22, 2007 @ 9:06 am

  3. Whoa. I’m going to have to make a new MP3WARS strip after that LATimes article. This is why I like The Onion, and The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report; even though it’s parody, it’s closer to reality than “legitimate” news sources.

    Comment by M Kitchen — May 22, 2007 @ 9:31 am

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