The RIAA has published a blog post hailing last week’s decision by a jury to find Jammie Thomas-Rasset guilty of file-sharing. “This group of 12 Minnesotans showed us that, despite the protestations of some pundits who suggest that the digital world should resemble some kind of new wild west, the majority understands and believes that the same laws and rules we follow every day apply online,” it says. An alternative view is provided by Techdirt’s Mike Masnick: “I don’t know of many “pundits” who think that the digital economy should be a new wild west at all. I think that many of them are actually just focused on preserving individual rights against a constant landgrab by an industry whose history has shown it to not be above removing right after right after right from people.”

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