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Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Dear LL

Today you went to the Senate
The Cubsíll win the pennant
And you pleaded your case
But can you play the bass
(chut chut chet chet chut chut)

You told them your music I stole
Making Ďem think that was my goal
But still youíre gettiní rich
and Iím just an angry middle aged white bitch
(chut chut chet chet chut chut)

In case anyone is wondering, that was me rapping to LL Cool J. Talented arenít I? Heh.

Today the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations heard testimony from LL Cool J, among others, on Privacy & Piracy: The Paradox of Illegal File Sharing on Peer-to-Peer Networks and the Impact of Technology on the Entertainment Industry.

That link has some witness statements. Unfortunately, it doesnít have a transcript of Mr. Cool Jís testimony. I heard a small portion of what he said on the radio today, though. As part of his testimony, he made a plaintive plea on behalf of Elvisís estate. He said Elvisís estate is being deprived of income because people are downloading music on the Internet. Really? Is that the best he could come up with to try to put a stop to file sharing? If so, he doesnít have a clue.

Staged.

Posted by Marie at September 30, 2003 10:50 PM