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Does The RIAA Care About Artists Getting Paid?

image from In the midst of the discussion about Anonymous and the RIAA, one Hypebot reader had this candid statement to say about the RIAA:

"The RIAA doesn't care about the artists they represent. The money they have made suing individuals for downloading music rarely makes it into the hands of any of the artists they represent, most of it goes to paying the exorbitant salaries of the RIAA staff and lobbying the government for more control over their industry."

At a time when the RIAA denounced LimeWire for not caring about creators being paid for their works, one reader thinks the RIAA is the biggest "pirate" of them all.  Do you agree? Are they completely wrong to say this?