RIAA Math: 156 CD burners = 421 CD burners

in General Discussion edited January 2014
I'm sure someone's posted this rather amusing set of stories earlier, so Mods, if you're listening, you can slap me on the wrist if this has been posted before.

<a href="http://slashdot.org/articles/02/12/15/1759227.shtml?tid=141"; target="_blank">http://slashdot.org/articles/02/12/15/1759227.shtml?tid=141</a>;

<a href="http://theregister.co.uk/content/6/28574.html"; target="_blank">http://theregister.co.uk/content/6/28574.html</a>;

From the Register:

"Yesterday (the RIAA) issued a press release announcing a piracy bust in New York which unearthed 421 CD-R burners.

Only there weren't 421 burners, but "the equivalent of 421 burners."

In fact, there were just 156. How did the RIAA account for this discrepancy?

"There were only 156 actual burners, but some run at very high speeds: some as high as 40x. This is well above the average speed," was the official line yesterday. "


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    Now "That's Just Wrong." I haven't read the article yet, but the way things are described I have visions of RIAA storm troopers knocking down doors in search of contraband burners. Do the jackbooted thugs assert that burners are illegal because of their ability to disseminate copyrighted material? I'm glad I've ordered my EZQuest before they make manufacture and sale of burners a felony offense. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> I imagine next they'll try to take away my right to keep and bear arms too. . . <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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