RIAA sues NASA for copyright infringement

The Recording Industry Association of America  has launched a copyright infringemen suit on behalf of US rapper and songwriter will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas.

His song, Reach for the Stars, was beamed more than 300 million miles back to Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California,  says Britain’s Telegraph newspaper.

However,  “It’s an egregious copyright violation, and just cannot be ignored”, declares Cary Sherman (left), chairman and CEO of the corporate music industry owned RIAA.

“While  we applaud  the undertaking,  we must also vigorously protect the intellectual property rights  of our artists, taking strong and determined action whenever and wherever the need arises.”

The “extraordinary feat was among several astonishing achievements by US space agency’s £1.6 billion Curiosity rover, which landed on the surface of the Red Planet earlier this month,”says the Telegraph, adding:

“Nasa staff clapped their hands and held their arms in the air, smiling and swaying to the rhythm during the slightly less scientific use of the rover’s hi-tech equipment and communications ability.”

It’s believed to be the first music broadcast from another  planet.

(Cheers, Marc)

Jon Newton – myblogdammit.net

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