Monday, June 19, 2006


As part of their ongoing spread of tutting, the RIAA have now latched on to YouTube. Not just people uploading straight musical performances, of course. Now, the RIAA is going after those people who film themselves dancing around and singing to their favourite songs.

Yes, we know that strictly speaking the law is on their side, but this cease-and-desist having fun just shows how unfluid the power of thinking is at RIAA towers. Because what they're saying is that this is the sort of conversation being had all over the world:

- Are you going to buy the new Gwen Stefani single?
- I was, but now I've got a splotchy video of some bloke from Norfolk bellowing over the top of it in his pants, so, really there's no point.

[Thanks to Karl T for the link]