Even the RIAA isn't Ballsy Enough to Claim Ripping CDs is IllegalAdam Frucci1/02/08 10:00amFiled to: clarificationCDsGadgetsRiaaCorrection39EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkSo a few weeks ago we reported that the RIAA had claimed that just ripping CDs was enough to get you sued. Later, jumping on the bandwagon, the Washington Post reported the same thing. Turns out, it's not exactly true. The RIAA claims that ripping a CD and then putting the files into a shared folder is illegal, which we disagree with but is a little less flabbergasting. The confusion arose with the wording, which called ripped copies "unauthorized."