I reported last week on the case of the Record Industry vs. Jeffrey Howell, where according to both TechCrunch and the Washington Post, the RIAA was claiming that ripping legally purchased CDs onto your computer was illegal.
It now seems that a mistake was made by those reading the brief. The RIAA is actually saying that it was illegal for Mr. Howell to rip the CD files into his “shared” folder and disseminate them to other P2P users.
Boo Washington Post, for misreading the brief.
Boo me, also for not reading the brief. But at least this blog site isn’t my real job, one that I get paid to do and do well. But for what it’s worth, I apologize for reporting in error and being a party to the distribution of misinformation.