Months ago, the Recording Industry Assn. of America went on a rampage, shutting down websites that encouraged users to upload songs -- many without the required permission from record labels -- and create Web-based playlists.(my emphasis). The Times has big problems. Need it exacerbate them by depicting the trade association for one of the most prominent industries in its city as a group of violent maniacs, when it does nothing more than communicate its legal position to an alleged copyright infringer?
And one more question for the Times: was this lawsuit a "rampage," or just a "copyright infringement suit"?