Does anyone think the BOYCOTT-RIAA site's use of "FUCK RIAA" found all over the site is close enough to Jackassery's own "FUCK THE RIAA" to warrant copyright infringement? Perhaps Ross should send them a cease and desist letter. :)
Actually, I'm glad to see some grassroots resistance to the RIAA out there. It's bound to grow too. Here's their mission statement (the site is more than just an outlet for thongs and tote bags).
Boycott-RIAA was founded because we love music. More and more the RIAA and the major labels have attempted to lock up our culture and heritage through extensive lobbying, outrageous campaign donations, misleading our political leaders, and lying to the public, while misrepresenting the facts. Changing copyright law is not a solution for poor management. Copy protected CDs lock up the music forever, even when the work in question returns to public domain. This was not part of the copyright bargain our forefathers struck, nor was it ever intended to provide income for the heirs of the copyright holder. It is our intention to make the public, and our leaders aware of the implications and long term consequences to our culture of bowing to every demand the recording industry presents to our congress. It is our intent to continue to unspin the spin and to represent the consumer and independent artists positions on the battlefield that copyright has become.
A nice idea, but it looks to me like that suit has little teeth. At the end of the day, these kinds of wars can't be fought with laws - they're fought with technology. We simply have to make the record companies obsolete altogether.