Boing Boing: Lawyer to RIAA: Sue the First Twins for copyright violations!
Mitchell Silverman, an attorney in Florida, noticed in a recent news-story that GW Bush’s twin daughters presented him with a mix CD of exercise music for Father’s Day. Since the record industry maintains that making and distributing mix CDs is a copyright infringement, Silverman sent their legal offices a letter on letterhead asking them to sue the first twins for “stealing music.”
Silverman is making the point that if the RIAA sues grandmas and children over copyright infringements they should also sue in this case. This will hopefully bring attention to the notion that making a mix CD should not be considered an infringement in the first place. Since we at SSRI are using a CC license you are free to create mix CDs containing our music without worrying about getting sued.