MP3.com Draws Line in The Sand
NEWS FLASH
 
In an effort to make MP3 music available to the world, MP3.com has attempted to negotiate a program with the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America for distribution and sales. The RIAA has decided to block all MP3.com attempts to move forward. As a result, MP3.com has decided to resist and fight the RIAA's actions.
 
Letters between MP3.com's president Michael Robertson and RIAA president/CEO Hilary Rosen have been exchanged and published on there respective Websites. Below are links to those letters for you review.
     
June 16,1999
MP3 Player Gets Court Approval
RIAA on the defensive
Aug. 5,1999
MP3 Player Lawsuits Dropped
RIAA defeat
Jan. 21,2000
RIAA Press Release
Announcement of Law Suite by RIAA
Jan. 21,2000
RIAA to MP3.com
Ms. Rosen letter about litigation
Jan. 21,2000
MP3.com Press Release
John Lenihan, GCI Group, PR
Jan. 21,2000
MP3.com to RIAA
Mr. Robertson's resonance to RIAA
Jan. 26,2000
RIAA Sues MP3.com Over Service
Look at the numbers.
Feb 6,2000 
MP3.com Fights Back
MP3.com files sue against RIAA
     
We should all join in and support MP3.com's position and do what we can to help them. Write to the RIAA and express your views on this subject. Write to Ms. Hilary Rosen
 
In Testimony before the House Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade and Consumer Protection on October 28, 1999, Ms. Hilary Rosen closed her presentation this this statement.
 
"The recording industry is in the business of capturing the magic in that connection and delivering the experience to millions of listeners around the world".
 
By preventing the usage of the MP3 format, Ms. Rosen in contradicting her own statement.