The music industry (a misnomer: I really mean the blood-sucking short-sighted middlemen who have nothing directly to do with music) is apparently so clueless that they now are suing people for buying CDs and then ripping them for their personal use: Download Uproar: Record Industry Goes After Personal Use.
The RIAA’s legal crusade against its customers is a classic example of an old media company clinging to a business model that has collapsed. Four years of a failed strategy has only “created a whole market of people who specifically look to buy independent goods so as not to deal with the big record companies,” Beckerman says. “Every problem they’re trying to solve is worse now than when they started.”
Update: turns out the Washington Post got it wrong, and the suit is about copying .mp3’s to file sharing services. So this is not an example of whole new levels of cluelessness, just the same old levels of cluelessness.