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The Register: RIAA secret meeting memo (a retraction)

Oct 10, 2001, 22:33 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)
"The trouble with the Internet is that it's just too darn fast. Publish a story and it's all around the world before you've caught your breath. Or had a chance to change what you'd incautiously posted prematurely. Which is certainly the case with Monday's 'Music biz wants tougher DMCA, CPRM 2 to protect copyright' story.

We received an email from an alleged Recording Industry Association of America staffer claiming that RIAA chief Hilary Rosen has hosted a secret gathering of music and technology CEOs to discuss ways they could come together to eliminate the illegal duplication and distribution of copyright material over the Internet.

Bowled over by authentic-sounding soundbites from Rosen and co., we wrote it up and posted the story. Alarm bells had rung over the supplied list of attendees, but the story felt too right to be bothered by such caveats."

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