The RIAA has come up with this brilliant strategy. “We’re not making any money, so let’s sue our customers!” Nice move guys. Let me know how that works for you!
It’s a moot point in Canada though. In 1998, the Copyright Act came into force. It imposed a levy on blank recording media to compensate authors, performers and copyright owners (77 cents on a blank CD, 29 cents on a blank tape).
By acknowledging that music copying occurs and compensating the industry, it makes “private copying” perfectly legal, according to the Copyright Board of Canada. Go crazy!