Downloading music is okay! Just don't upload.

A recent article in the International Herald Tribune about the contents of President Bush’s iPod contained an offhand remark about how Bush’s iPod contains songs copied from a friend’s iPod. Naturally, the blogosphere has been bristling about the fact that the President is listening to illegal copies of digital music. Downhill Battle has even started a campaign to get the RIAA to sue the president, since they’re already suing just about everyone else.

In a recent debate at Cornell University, Siva Vaidhyanathan asked RIAA President Cary Sherman when they planned on suing President Bush. Sherman responded, “We’re only suing uploaders, not downloaders.”

What wonderful news! I think I’ll go download some illegal music to celebrate.