Funny how all three websites
you mentioned actively pursue copyright and ownership for their content and
- Future US,
- GM Sites / Gawker
- Sun Microsystems,
So, they like owning stuff, they even go as far as to become
incorporated to protect their intellectual property more effectively in the US,
they just don't like other people owning stuff. Some economists call this
Many people call it
Business As Usual in the old recording industry.
RIAA cannot eliminate your
ability to record your own work, as you claimed, because this would be against
the commercial rights of professional sound card manufacturers (RME, M-Audio,
All very fine and
well except this somehow has not stopped efforts by the RIAA against the
reel-to-reel, cassette, DAT, CD, DVD being made available to non-industry
personnel (aka "us") in the past.
On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 12:11 PM, Stephen Goodman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Incorrect judgement-assumption, Milo. When I
inquired to Asus about this they admitted it was disabled and asked why I
needed Stereo Mix! After some tweaking of the registry I removed the
block, without changing drivers.
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2010 2:23 PM
Subject: Re: How creativity is being strangled by the
If your professional audio card
is not able to provide
you with a stereo mix, then something is broken, either in the software or
hardware domain. It is not RIAA's or IFPI's fault, either way.
On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 1:11 PM, Stephen Goodman <email@example.com>
Thanks Louie. Another issue that's not been
discussed here affects us even more: the covert elimination of "Stereo Mix"
from sound card drivers, thanks to our old pals at the RIAA. Once
again, the RIAA and its cronies are attempting to eliminate our ability to
record our own work, while preparing to whine about how the presence of a
"Stereo Mix" option on Recording Devices constitutes an invitation to steal
(aka "piracy", which the RIAA and IFPI continue to manically claim is the
sole cause of reduced sales).