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post #11 of 47
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Originally Posted by tout;13390141 
It always someone else's fault for poor sales. They will not man up to the fact that they are out of touch with what the world wants to listen to anymore. They refuse to get with the times with technology. Every new medium that has come since the 'record' they have fought against and claimed it was the ruin of their future and the reason for poor sales earnings.

I totally agree. Considering the marginal cost of digital media is nothing, you would think they would lower prices and try to sway as many of the middle ground pirates to go ahead and purchase. The strategy shouldn't be getting every customer to be paying. It should be convincing as many as possible to become paying customers. Also, there is something to be said for recorded music being the gateway to the live concert. Make the barrier to entry and collect when someone buys a ticket to the band's show each time they hit that location on a tour.
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post #12 of 47
First of all, Mark Gorton knew damn well that people would share illegal content, and I'm willing to bet he was for it.

But I'd also like to state my opinion that $1.4 billion is STUPID.
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post #13 of 47
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Originally Posted by Pankie;13392306 
so he either wins and loses little to no moneyz, or wins, files for bankruptcy (unless he has the moneyz?) and comes back with a vengeance?

They're never going to be able to stop the community frown.gif

Or becomes homeless to spite the judgement. What normal person could ever conceive of paying 1 million, much less 1.4 billion dollars?
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post #14 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by mushroomboy;13392117 
so something else will take the place of limewire.

Ya its called frostwire ha ha
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post #15 of 47
I wold love to watch the court cases.
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post #16 of 47
for reference, refer to the riaa v pirate bay trial

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post #17 of 47
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Originally Posted by esocid;13392760 
Or becomes homeless to spite the judgement. What normal person could ever conceive of paying 1 million, much less 1.4 billion dollars?

It's exactly that.. When you file for bankruptcy all of your assets are liquidated to pay your debts, and when there is nothing left your debt is reset. You go bankrupt and have to start over. That's why the 1.4 billion is just a figurehead number of (cost per offense)x(number of offenses)

if he was smart at all he would have kept money offshore and when he's finished the bankruptcy process can get right back into action.

While much more complicated than what I've explained, many entrepreneurs have been through this several times, like Donald Trump.

This whole thing is just to deter people from downloading and give in to the record industry's pressure on this issue.

Wasted time, wasted money. Why do consumer's have to adapt, it's the record businesses responsibility to sell us advertising products. How can you expect us not to share music for virtually free when you ask 15.99 for a CD or .99 / song.

too much to say, too much disorganized thought..
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post #18 of 47
There was an agreement during installation. Limewire doesn't have some hidden server in the mountains serving up these files. It's peer-to-peer. If Limewire is being sued, every single chat, mail and file sharing site should be sued also for not managing what is allowed and what isn't.

Piracy can't be stopped, it's an ant colony out of control.
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post #19 of 47
They should just charge him "One, bazilliamillion dollars" and drop the facade of not being absolutely ridiculous.

I'm not saying Limewire isn't guilty, but I just can't take suing the guy for a billion dollars even remotely serious.
    
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post #20 of 47
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Originally Posted by jellis142;13393664 
There was an agreement during installation. Limewire doesn't have some hidden server in the mountains serving up these files. It's peer-to-peer. If Limewire is being sued, every single chat, mail and file sharing site should be sued also for not managing what is allowed and what isn't.

Piracy can't be stopped, it's an ant colony out of control.

^

And even then.. This can't be classified as generic piracy. That would make 1/2 of the world "criminals" Technology is changing, laws need to change and societal expectations need to change. This is not stealing, every 14 year old boy / girl is NOT a thief.

It's the same with the patent office giving away RIDICULOUS technological rights.. We all know about those shenanigans.

It's just sad to see this happen, there are so many interesting possibilities with digital media, digital media streaming, home audio.. even satellite/digital radio. There are billions of dollars in revenues waiting to be had. STOP trying to sell the same old garbage and INNOVATE..

Make people want to buy your product is all I have to say. I will still buy blu-ray movies or amazing albums instead of downloading them. Simply because they are worth purchasing, it's the same with video games and the reduction on spending in pc games over consoles.. They'll stick to the easiest most efficient ways to make money, and right now in their eyes.. Legal fee's and time are worth it to sustain their profits.
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