Thursday, April 21, 2005

HAIL TO THE THIEF

We really wish that we'd spotted this: Music For America have picked up the news story about Bush's iPod and spotted that he's been, you know, breaking the law:

However, one little piece of the article really got my attention. I'll doth quoteth it here. "The president also has an eclectic mix of songs downloaded into his iPod from Mark McKinnon, a biking buddy and his chief media strategist in the 2004 campaign.". Read that again. No, seriously, read it again. Does his chief media strategist encourage, wait, no, file-sharing?. Did our law-abiding President steal music? Because, I just checked iTunes, and My Sharona, Circle Back, and Joni Mitchell all cost some money and shouldn't be able to be transferred onto the President's iPod from his biking buddy.

Now, since the RIAA maintain their lawsuits aren't about scrabbling a few quid out the hands of the poor but to raise awareness of the "issues", what better way to focus everyone's minds on the evils of filesharing than suing the president? Unless, of course, they're actually really relaxed about everyone sharing music after all.

Tshirt: I'll Share Files Until They Tell Bush To Stop.


2 comments:

Mason said...

you know, he could be using the iTunes Music Store.

duh.

simon h b said...

Except the reports - and the bit quoted there - make it clear that it's his mate Paul who's sticking the stuff in to the iPod. Perhaps Paul is buying the stuff legimately, but he's not allowed to share it with anyone else.

Cause file sharing is bad.

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