1. RIAA Continues to Lie with Statistics

    brian on 2004.05.14
    at 04:17 pm

    RIAA cooks the books to make a false case against file sharing. Again. Not that it's OK to steal music. But a billion dollar industry lying to make their case look worse than it is certainly doesn't make a great appeal to anyone's conscious. I prefer to buy my music online, whenever possible.

    Posted in: Music


    Comments (2)

    1. jake said on 2004.05.14 at 07:13 pm

      Oops, I didn't realize Brian posted this a half hour earlier till my reader updated... Here's what I posted, just for posterity.

      Oh my gosh... more proof that the RIAA is a bunch of idiots. Why am I not surprised... Cory talks about the funny bookeeping and links to the article discussing how the RIAA uses units shipped when they talk about domestic CD sales. Yet CD sales are actually increasing.

      ...But he did do the most amazing thing; he proceeded to explain the rational that would allow both of these seemingly inconsistent realities to exist in the same universe, "The RIAA reports a sale as a unit SHIPPED to record stores. Whereas Soundscan reports units sold [to the consumer] at the point of purchase. So, you're talking about apples and oranges."

    2. Brian said on 2004.05.15 at 10:33 am

      Jake's post was better

      Further proof that Jake and my brains work is scarily similar fashion, except that mine worked faster and more succinctly in this case.

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