Thanks to The Trademark Blog for calling this to OTCS's attention:
The RIAA is actually being defended after a columnist at the Washington Post erroneously accused the RIAA of calling anyone who uploads music from a CD to their computer a thief. The article is based on a brief filed in Arizona last month against an alleged unauthorized on-line file sharer. However, the brief clearly defines the unlawful act as uploading CDs AND FILE-SHARING, not mere uploading.
The Washington Post and the RIAA are now having a "pissing match" back and forth, arguing who is correct.