Remember that lawsuit the RIAA launched against the Russian file-sharing site AllofMp3 awhile back? And remember how the site shut down, and then started up again under another name (Mp3Sparks) with the same look and all the same millions of music files? And remember how the Russian courts found the company not guilty of all charges (at least according to Russian copyright law)? Well, Torrentfreak says the RIAA has responded to all of that — by declaring victory.

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5 Responses to “When all else fails, declare victory”
  1. A guy I once worked with claimed that the best way to have a huge success was to declare loud and clear for all to hear the success and never waver(regardless of whether there was success or not). He was in sales/business development and extremely good at it.

    This works often not only in business in all sorts of fields (look at Rove's tactics in the U.S.).

    Looks like the RIAA is just a follower of that philosophy.

    • I've heard the same thing, Brian — usually from salespeople, who
      often believe that repeating it can make it true. I'm not sure it's
      such a great strategy in this case, however, although I suppose it
      allows the RIAA to save some face.

  2. A guy I once worked with claimed that the best way to have a huge success was to declare loud and clear for all to hear the success and never waver(regardless of whether there was success or not). He was in sales/business development and extremely good at it.

    This works often not only in business in all sorts of fields (look at Rove's tactics in the U.S.).

    Looks like the RIAA is just a follower of that philosophy.

  3. I've heard the same thing, Brian — usually from salespeople, who
    often believe that repeating it can make it true. I'm not sure it's
    such a great strategy in this case, however, although I suppose it
    allows the RIAA to save some face.

  4. AllofMP3 & MP3 Sparks have made way for a million more mp3 download sites. Check out the biggest and best ones at http://www.mp3obsession.com/

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