It will take some very high-profile artists to step up and walk in front of the steam-powered monster truck that it the RIAA. And since the chuckleheads at RIAA have decided to quash a very clever viral marketing campaign for NIN maybe now is the time.
I don't see Jessica Simpson doing it. Trent might be one of those few artists with the clout, sales (uh, maybe), and certainly know-how to fight these guys. Look, I'm not against a protective body for artists. Of course they need protection from theft! Artists should be paid for their work, and believe me, far too many artists in our country are underserved. But the RIAA acting like the mafia isn't really called for.
Sadly this is going to get much worse before it gets better.
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