Originally Posted by EdAndInn
I guess creating online search App is not illegal. However, the people who create illegal web sites with pirated music are illegal. Also, people who download music from illegal web site are also committing crime (According to RIAA website). It seems that RIAA will go after all these illegal web sites first. The big part of the problem is availabiltiy of these websites. Users download illegal stuff because it is avilable on the net. It is easy for RIAA to go after website which are few in numbers than millions of individual users. Once these websites are gone then RIAA does not need to worry about illegal downloads from individual users - there will be no Bamboo and hence there will be no flute!
I would nt be so sure. My cousin got "popped" by the RIAA for using "Born in the USA" as the background music on a YouTube video he created. Trust me, the RIAA will go after anyone they can identify.