Motley Fool: litigation isn't a business model, sell RIAA short

Alyce Lomax, an investment analyst for the financial site The Motley Fool, has written a smart little editorial arguing that lawsuits are not a sound business-strategy, and if that's the best the RIAA can come up with, it's time to short the stock of the record labels.

As I've said before, a good sign of a dying industry that investors might want to avoid is when it would rather litigate than innovate, signaling a potential destroyer of value. If it starts to pursue paying customers — which doesn't seem that outlandish at this point — then I guess we'll all know the extent of the desperation. Investor, beware.


(Thanks, Gary!)