With the RIAA suing illegal filesharers (read: their customers) right and left, it has been also discussed how people should react to it. Boycott of RIAA products is the first idea that comes to mind, though you might think this would be hard to coordinate. Well, now’s your chance. You will never find out whether or not a boycott could have any effect or would even be noticed in sales if you don’t try it.
StopRIAAlawsuits.com now takes charge. A (growing) number of websites asks their users to boycott CDs from major labels for a weeks time beginning today. Instead, why not try out independents and explore new music?
On their press release they say:
The site stopRIAAlawsuits.com will feature information about the lawsuits, a list of coalition members, places to buy used CDs online, and, most importantly, resources for finding the best independent music. “Independent labels give their musicians a much bigger cut of CD sales,” said Andrew Ross, who’s band’s site joined the coalition, “and they’re not hiring expensive lawyers to bully families with reckless and unwarranted lawsuits.” [via mixburnrip.de]
So far, 122 websites are on the support list. How about Blogcritics joining after all the interesting discussion we had on the RIAA subject?