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Old 8th December 2011
Originally Posted by charles maynes View Post
Chris, I am not sure what standards we wish to use, but the RIAA at least is posturing themselves as the voice of the Recording Industry in America- which is where the legislation is being crafted, and will have the most significant effect- is that a mistaken notion?
No, not really mistaken.
What is mistaken is to claim the RIAA 'ARE the record industry'. They ARE NOT.
The record industry is extremely broad, and both the independent sector and European labels (eg: UK) have contributed a great deal to the quality of output, and as far as i can tell generally have a different attitude to the RIAA.
So I can't really emphasise this enough. You are saying they 'ARE the record industry' then saying you meant they are the record industry in America where this legislation is being debated.
You are confusing the debate by making incorrect statements.
The standards i think we should all use is to make clear commentary, not cloudy commentary, or dare i say it, UScentric commentary.