The Washington Post is reporting that the RIAA is now looking to target sites such as MySpace and YouTube (and their usesrs) for, get this, the dissemination and displaying of music videos. So, let me get this straight: The RIAA doesn’t want people sharing and promoting music videos, which are in and of themselves advertisements for records. Did I miss the day when the entire Recording Industry Association of America got kicked in the head by a mule? Punishing people who are promoting bands and directors (for free!) may yet be the stupidest thing they’ve done yet, and this is a group that let Lars Ulrich be a spokesperson.
Next week, look for news that the RIAA is seeking to shut down people talking about their favorite bands.