Back Your MP3s!
knew stealing that music was wrong. Stealing is never
OK. But, it was just too easy. So we told ourselves we were
just "sharing" the music, because everyone knows that sharing
is a good thing.
then we learned what we were really doing. We heard our favorite
recording artists telling us that our "sharing" is really
shoplifting and piracy. We were stealing from the musicians
and singers we love!
was when we looked at each other and said: "No more!
It's time to make it right by giving back what we stole!"
And that's just what we did! We sent back all the MP3's we'd
illegally downloaded. Everyone one of them!
you join us in sending them back?
them back! Right back to the Recording Industry of America
Association, the industry association that helps our favorite
artists keep on making the music we love.
them back! We did...and we feel great!
It's Easy! Here's How!!
to find out more?
- It's right not to copy!
Your favorite artists speak out about piracy
Fairness & Patriotism
$250,000 Track - Jamal's expensive lesson
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through File Sharing Abstinence. We are committed to spreading
the word that stealing is not OK.
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Look up the email address of your regional RIAA authority
(listed in your white pages under "Recording Industry:
2. Open up your email program, such as Microsoft Outlook™
or Microsoft Outlook Express™
3. Create an email to the email address you found.
4. Attach all the MP3s you're returning. (If you don't
know how to attach a file, look in the help file for your
5. Press send.
Burn a copy of your stolen MP3's. (Here's a guide: You can
fit about 200 MP3s on a CD.)
Package the CD's in a plastic case
Place the CD case in an envelope. Carefully cut a piece
of cardboard the size of the CD case.
Seal the envelope. (Hint: You might consider putting in
a note saying you're sorry.)
Put on the right number of stamps.
6. Address it to:
Locate on your computer the first MP3 you want to send.
(Hint: MP3s usually end with the letters ".MP3"
Open up your hex editor. (Did you know that "hex"
is short for "hexadecimal?" Well now you do!
Resize the hex dump (usually on the left side of the page)
as small as it goes. You won't be needing it.
Drag-select the ASCII dump. Use the "copy" command.
Open your favorite word processor such as Microsoft Word™
or Microsoft WordPad™.
Set the page margins to 1" all around (2.54 centimeters).
Load your printer with a fresh ream of paper. (Did you
know that there are 500 pages in a ream?)
Pack the paper carefully in a carton and take to the post
Send to the RIAA address in Method #2.
Follow the instructions for snail mailing, but do not
go to the post office.
2. Look up the fax number of the nearest RIAA Regional
3. Load your fax machine with the paper. (Hint: Most fax
machines can only load 10-20 pages at a time. Can you
figure out how many batches your MP3s will take...without
using a calculator! :)
4. Press send.
don't you feel better? :)