RIAA Goes After Legal CD Importing

If it wasn’t in the Washington Post, we’d have a hard time believing it. But apparently the RIAA doesn’t think that suing 20,000 customers trading songs is enough. Now, despite the fact that “the recording industry has utterly failed to halt the decline of the record album or the rise of digital music sharing,” the RIAA is now suing someone who imported music from CDs he legally bought into his own computer:

“The industry’s lawyer in the case, Ira Schwartz, argues in a brief filed earlier this month that the MP3 files Howell made on his computer from legally bought CDs are ‘unauthorized copies’ of copyrighted recordings.” This is essentially what Sony’s head of litigation also claims.

Download Uproar: Record Industry Goes After Personal Use [Washington Post]