RIAA upset over music apps in the Android Market
0. phoneArena 15 Nov 2011, 17:05 posted on
With the clock ticking down until the presumptive announcement of the Google Music Store, RIAA has taken their complaints public about how Google polices apps in the Android Market...
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1. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
I was wondering how Google could have free music apps like MP3 Download and former Gtunes...
3. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Google is not the Internet . Nor are search engines, just saying.
I'll now take my leave before this place gets full of haters
6. Galen20K (Posts: 526; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)
you need attention or something protozeloz, sure sounds like it. Enjoy!
7. orangejuice (Posts: 11; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
That's the point of the joke. The app just accesses content that is already on the net, it's not like getting rid of the app is going to put any type of dent in piracy. I think it's funny that the RIAA is targeting it.
I like that Google is not giving in.
4. Sniggly (Posts: 7291; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I don't care what platform you prefer. Anyone who pisses off the RIAA is automatically awesome. :)
11. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
technically, i think that was 15 words. :)
8. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
Who does this hurt more? the Artists or the labels? The labels who literally no longer need to exist with that meduim already being replaced by services such as Beatport. The RIAA is the biggest bunch of whiners desperately trying to hold onto a handhold that is rapidly diminishing..
9. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
This is great, RIAA can't even come close to eclipse Google's legal power.
12. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
goodbye RIAA, you are IRRELEVANT! we need to get to a point where bands can have a public forum to sell their music at prices they see fit without the 300 middlemen taking bigger chunks of it then the band actually makes per song/cd.
13. Jyakotu (Posts: 831; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
I'll be honest, I have one of those music downloading apps on my phone, but what difference does that make.? I could just as easily just put my microSD card adapter into my laptop and put MP3s on my phone that way. Either way, even though I support CDs, there's not ignoring the fact that music is starting to be more digital. Hell, you rarely see commercials for CDs anymore and most artists on Twitter tell their followers to buy the album on iTunes or Amazon anyway. *shrugs*
14. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Cool app - I guess it is stealing music, but it is not like I turn around and resell it....