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Monday, April 17, 2006

Bush's IPOD Under Scrutiny

In this video by Sky News, President Bush talks about his IPOD and his current listening habits.

What at first appears to be a very innocent video, has caused some people to take notice.

Are there illegally ripped songs on Bush's IPOD?

That is what BoingBoing is reporting.


At 8:47 PM, Blogger said...

The hip-hop Pres. Nice
Raymond B

At 11:06 PM, Anonymous AS said...

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At 11:15 PM, Anonymous AS said...

[Please delete previous post, my copy and paste had way more than I thought it had... here is the reviewed post]

That is mostly bull... I quote the following from the RIAA site (

What is your stand on MP3?

This is one of those urban myths like alligators in the toilet. MP3 is just a technology and the technology itself never did anything wrong! There are lots of legal MP3s from great artists on many, many online sites. The problem is that some people use MP3 to take one copy of an album and make that copy available on the Internet for hundreds of thousands of people. That's not fair. If you choose to take your own CDs and make copies for yourself on your computer or portable music player, that's great. It's your music and we want you to enjoy it at home, at work, in the car and on the jogging trail. But the fact that technology exists to enable unlimited Internet distribution of music copies doesn't make it right.

As any greedy organization, I am sure the RIAA would love to charge everyone twice, but for that to happen (IMHO) they would probably have to change the law first. It has been ruled before that a user has the right to "space-shift" their propery into a computer, that falls under Copyright Law fair use.

Obviously the law is probably one of the most "flexible" writings we have in our culture today, and I wouldn't be surprised that given the right price the RIAA would win this eventually... but as of now any speculation on Bush's songs are just that... speculations.


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