RIAA asks US to strike Russia

By Derek Sooman on December 27, 2005, 5:04 PM
When will the RIAA crusades ever end? In their latest move, the association is putting pressure on the US Senate to help deal with the piracy situation in Russia. According to a letter the RIAA has managed to get a bill sponsored in the Senate that will get Russia thrown out of the World Trade Organisation if it doesnít take action to purge the nation of its piracy antics.

The RIAA wants Russia to know that unless it submits to its demands to stop acting as a safe haven for pirates then there is no chance of it getting decent trading conditions with the US.
Am I the only one who thinks that this is just starting to go a little bit too far? Are we to jeopardise Russian trading with the US over kids downloading MP3s now? Why does the RIAA seem to think that the whole world should stop over illegal music downloading, when there are plenty of evils in the world out there to get your knickers in a twist about first? Recently, the music industry postulated that we should send the owners of websites who post song lyrics to jail. What I donít understand is why we donít try harder to send more rapists and murderers there first.

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