CNET reports that the Consumer Electronics Association and the group Public Knowledge are among those who issued a joint statement condemning some statements in a RIAA video which is pending release to the nation’s universities. The video suggests that students should always be skeptical of free content and that copying a song is always illegal. During the seven-minute video, a narrator attempts to explain copyright law and other issues related to downloading music on the web. The video narrator claims at one point that: “Making copies for your friends, or giving it to them to copy, or e-mailing it to anyone is just as illegal as free downloading.” This statement appears to conflict with information included in the FAQ section that accompanies the video. The RIAA claims that so far, 350 universities have expressed interest so far…