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Sharing now illegal « The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith

Sharing now illegal

Sunday, April 27th, 2003 - 6:30 am PDT

In what is being hailed as a great victory for the Recording Industry Association of America, all forms of sharing have been declared illegal today by the US Supreme Court. The sweeping landmark decision effectively outlaws everything from controversial internet song-swapping, to letting a friend borrow your comb. “When you buy something, it is yours and nobody else’s,” said RIAA head Hilary Rosen. “Even if you like someone and they ask very politely, under no circumstances should anything be shared with anyone. This is the moral standard we have upheld today, and can proudly pass on to our children’s generation.”