RIAA claims ripping isn't "fair use"
As a matter of law, every purchaser of a copyrighted work has the right to enjoy that work for all fair use. In the case of music, this includes acts such as private home exhibition. And, as many have assumed, it also includes making copies on portable media devices, such as the iPod.
However, the RIAA seems to be saying that copies on your iPod are illegal, or at best permissive by the RIAA themselves. Kooky? I think so too.