The following archive covers our somewhat successful 1998 skirmish with the Recording Industry Association of America. The Washington Post article has the most succinct overview of what happened. Also included are some links and text we considered relevant to the situation at the time.


Negativland/RIAA Press Releases

8/17/98 - NEGATIVLAND PRESS RELEASE:
DO WE HAVE TO SUE THE RIAA?

8/20/98 - STATEMENT FROM THE RIAA ABOUT NEGATIVLAND

8/22/98 - NEGATIVLAND RESPONDS TO THE RIAA

9/2/98 - RIAA RESPONDS POSITIVELY TO NEGATIVLAND

Press Coverage

ADDICTED TO NOISE - August 11, 1998

NPR Morning Edition - September 1, 1998

WIRED - September 1, 1998

YAHOO - September 1, 1998

THE NEW YORK TIMES - September 3, 1998

SONICNET - September 9, 1998

THE WASHINGTON POST - September 20, 1998

Negativland Info

NEGATIVLAND BIO

NEGATIVLAND'S TENETS OF FREE APPROPRIATION

NEGATIVLAND'S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES PAGE

RIAA Background Info

RIAA RELEASES MIDYEAR ANTI-PIRACY STATISTICS
Internet Piracy A Looming Threat; CD-R Piracy Explodes; Progress Made At CD Plants

RIAA SUES AMERIC DISC

RIAA RECEIVES $4 MILLION FROM DMI

RIAA RECIEVES QUARTER MIILION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT FOR DJ COMPILATION

RIAA SUES INTERNET SITES

RIAA ANTI-PIRACY KIT

RIAA PIRACY STATISTICS

RIAA MISSION STATEMENT

Relevant Legal Cases and Info

"FAIR USE" SECTION OF THE U.S. COPYRIGHT ACT

SUPREME COURT REJECTION OF PRIOR RESTRAINT

MARILYN MANSON PRIOR RESTRAINT COURT DECISION

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