Moses Supposes

Moses Supposes: PCMag flips RIAA the bird

Moses Avalon is one of the nation’s leading music-business consultants and artists’-rights advocates and is the author of a top-selling music business reference, Confessions of a Record Producer. More of his articles can be found at

If you ever had any doubt that the ISP industry is at war with music and other content providers, this should put the controversy to rest. When a popular consumer computer magazine acutely and brazenly facilitates its readers to steal music via P2P, even after all the court battles, how can there be any room for doubt that this is anything short of a deliberate attack?

Even with ruling after ruling that clearly states that file sharing is a crime, even after every single legal argument has been made and defeated as to how file sharing commercial music might, in some extreme interpretation, be legal, some people just don’t get it, or just don’t care.