RIAA Orders Dancers to Stop Dancing
Well it seems that the RIAA is at it again. This week it has been reported that the RIAA is sending "Cease and Desist" orders to people who are dancing to copy written music on popular video sites such as YouTube and Google Video. With this action, the RIAA is saying that if someone records a Prom Dance with people dancing to popular song, that person can not put it online for the public to see. Since the people making these video's are technically using copy written music without proper licenses or permission, the RIAA is correct. Aside from the technical reasons of this action, the music industry must start using common sense.
The music industry, might want to bring up a rule of thumb, such as:
If a person makes money off of the use of a copy written song, they should have to pay a percentage of the money made to the artist of the song.
This rule of thumb will never take hold since the way the music industry is going all they want is money, since they are blaming the internet piracy for their slumping sales. Internet idiots dancing to Britney Spears music, should not be charged for that use, if they are stupid enough not only to listen to that music, but record themselves dancing to it, is a punishment in itself. Joking aside, what would be the next step from the RIAA? Charging DJ's for playing songs in clubs, school dances, and weddings?