It seems that the interests of the artists have more in common with the rest of us than with those of the RIAA or the MPAA:
On last night's episode of The Tonight Show, actor Ben Affleck revealed that he used his video iPod to help him prepare for his role in the upcoming movie Hollywoodland. Portraying the late George Reeves who starred as the original Superman, Affleck put every episode of the original series to his video iPod to he could watch them repeatedly in order to get a feel for Reeves' mannerisms.
Since the original Superman series is unavaiable through the iTunes Music Store, is can likely be assumed that Affleck acquired DVDs of the series and used his computer to "rip" them into iPod-compatible format. This is in stark contrast with the movie studios' collective claim that the simple act of ripping a legally purchased DVD into a computer is a violation of the law.
The RIAA and MPAA continue to bray at the moon, and continue to become less and less relevant..