Monday, June 27, 2005

USSC exposes file-sharing services' liability; Dixie Chicks breathe sigh of relief

THE US Supreme Court just ruled that file-sharing services like Grokster can be sued if its users are the ones who are breaking copyright-infringement laws. I have no problem with that, really. But check this excerpt from the story out:
In the closely watched case, supporting the effort to sue the companies were dozens of entertainment industry companies, including musicians Don Henley, Sheryl Crow and the Dixie Chicks, as well as attorneys general in 40 states.
Emphasis mine. I'm sorry, but I don't know how to break it to the Dixie Twits that Grokster, Napster, et al aren't the ones responsible for declines in their record sales. Then again, I don't think they want to hear that their fat little lead singer's inability to shut up and just sing is the #1 cause in decline of their record sales. Like that political genius Larry the Cable Guy said: "Does anyone doubt that if it weren't for the two good-looking ones, that fat little chick wouldn't be working in a Lane Bryant store in Nashville?"