On 7/25/07, Todd Allen
Still, the RIAA loves high-profile lawsuits, and
it's not wise to taunt a
They're not quite that crazy. Suing us over CD covers would be
crazier than I believe the RIAA is capable of, and they would lose.
They would lose because this is one of the safest forms of fair use
that we make, because it's obvious that we do not hurt their
commercial interests by doing this, and because there's a lot of
precedent on our side. Wikipedia would be supported by many others if
such a lawsuit were to be brought, because it would be a bad decision
for a lot of people who have a lot more money to lose than we do.
I imagine there's also a good deal of precedent against winning lawsuits
against dead people, but they tried that one anyway.
Realistically, in the event they did decide to try it, could we afford
to fight it, even if it were a sure win?