So much is written and said on both sides of the whole RIAA and DRM thing, I tend to just stay away from the conversations. My personal opinion is simple: they're a bunch of desperate, old-media, bullying, non-innovative, lawyer-driven neo-luddites that have no clue in today's technological reality. Simple.
I really believe that if they didn't have the extreme bank accounts that they have, they would already be struggling for survival. Instead of embracing the positives of the new generation of music listeners, they've repeatedly alienated them through threats and lawsuits, and treat all listeners as morons by spewing statements about how what they're doing is for the consumers.
Gizmodo wrote a great little response to some of Bainwol's latest paranoid Jesus-complex statements...
RIAA: DRM is Pro-Consumer; Gizmodo: Shut Up, Idiots.
Nice and short and funny.
So now do you know why I try to stay out of these conversations?