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Not Head of the RIAA Anymore

Posted by: , 00:01 AEST, Mon June 12, 2006

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Hilary Rosen, the former head of the RIAA speaks out about the absurd law suits that are coming abroad now
People regularly accuse me of suing college students and other "innocents" in my past role as Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The lawsuits against individuals initiated by the RIAA was started after I left. When I was there, our litigation focus was on those who were building commercial businesses on the backs of the creative community without their agreement or participation.

Hilary Rosen listening to her iPod

I don't honestly know what I would have done about the individual lawsuits had I stayed. I certainly participated in multiple planning and debate sessions about them. There were good arguments on both sides and the staff at the RIAA are thoughtful, good people who work hard to protect their constituency. Thankfully my plan to leave was firmly in place and I didn't have to make that tough call or take the heat for the one that was made. Read more comments by Hilary.

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