The RIAA's Sense of Entitlement to Google's Resources

In a recent whiny post entitled 'Some clear Facts about Google's "Transparency" report' the RIAA lashed out at Google again: http://goo.gl/3EbcM

The cited "facts" however appear not to actually be facts. SearchEngineLand does a good job at debunking them, so I won't do that here: http://goo.gl/gZXDq

Besides the outright twisting of facts by the RIAA, what interested me more was the implication of claim #1, which reads: "But Google places artificial limits on the number of queries that can be made by a copyright owner to identify infringements."

Consider for a moment the enormous sense of entitlement that the RIAA displays here. They basically want to use Google's resources for their discovery process and complain that Google doesn't want to let the RIAA use their resources without limitations.

Seriously? Why doesn't the RIAA set up it's own webindexing infrastructure with all associated costs?

Google doesn't prevent the RIAA from discovering infringing content at all, it's just that the RIAA doesn't want to pay for its own systems to do that and would prefer to piggyback on Google, preferably for free of course.

Clearly the RIAA feels it's entitled to the benefits of the hard work of others without paying for the actual costs involved. Isn't that usually what the RIAA accuse "pirates" of doing?
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