The RIAA is suing "liquidlevel," one of Moby.com's board members!
Moby "can't see any good in coming from punishing people for being music fans and making the effort to hear new music." Right on dude!
He says he's tempted to use Kazaa to download some of his own music, just to see if he got sued.
Of course, they probably wouldn't, once they knew it was him. Because presumably, Moby is the copyright owner of his own music.
But this raises other questions about a musician's right to use the internet to promote themselves -- even if the record company says "no." Why would a record label punish an artist for trying to promote themselves (to sell more records or concert tickets)? It just doesn't make sense.
This all has a lot to do with the revolution that I have predicted (or instigated, depending on how you look at it :-)
so apparently the riaa are sueing one of our very own moby.com board members, liquidlevel, for file-sharing.
personally i just can't see any good in coming from punishing people for being music fans and making the effort to hear new music.
i'm almost tempted to go onto kazaa and download some of my own music, just to see if the riaa would sue me for having mp3's of my own songs on my hard-drive.