February 27th, 2005, 20:12 PM
She who must be obeyed
The RIAA's at it Again
File-Sharing Case Unites Unlikely Allies
By ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES - Religious and other conservative groups have shown little love for Hollywood or the recording industry over the years, decrying everything from explicit rap lyrics to Janet Jackson's bared breast at the 2004 Super Bowl.
But a cadre of those groups are stepping up to back the entertainment industry in its moment of need: a high-stakes battle against online file-sharing services that has reached the nation's highest court.
File-swapping services make pornography easily accessible to minors, the social conservatives submit. The entertainment companies, meanwhile, blame sharing for declining sales and lost revenue.
An unlikely alliance thus formed.
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