Sunday, June 04, 2006

RIAA hates viral video sharing

The RIAA, concerned with lower and lower music sales each year, has decided that what it needs to do is prevent you from accidentally hearing music in a free video. A lot of people are up in arms about this, but honestly, the RIAA's short-sighted view on this makes me happy because it will only hasten their demise.

But their infinite greed has given me an idea for an invention, designed to stop the millions of Americans who pirate music... by listening to the radio while a passenger in someone else's car! For shame, America, for shame.

Satellite radio has already gotten us used to the pay-for-music sales model, advanced airbag sensors can already detect the presense of passengers in the car, and On*Star provides a way for the car to report how many people were in the car during each song. Wire 'em all together, and you've got the solution. Each driver will receive a bill at the end of the month with an itemized list of songs and the number of passengers present. What could be more fair than that?

While I am joking, I fully expect this system to be proposed by the RIAA in the next few years.


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