sorry for jumping in late: so the RIAA has been suing grandmothers and killing puppies in order to drum up licensing business with Electronic Arts? This was their plan all along? Something like that?
I don’t know dude… This one may be a stretch.
Lawsuits have been SOP since at the least the 70’s when I noticed that, all of a sudden, every A&R guy had a law degree. Lawsuit insurance, at that time, was built into recording contracts (at the artist expense of course), replacing budgets for coke and ludes.
The Internet just exposed the ‘sue am all’ thing to everybody outside the industry, but they’ve been doing that all along. Meanwhile, lisencing (I’m told) is 66% of the industry anyway.
I’m barely seeing correlation here, leave alone causation.