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Ugh, ridiculous. RIAA should be sued for Katy Perry.
And Justin Bieber, Rebecca Black, Taylor Swift, and just about every other cash cow. But that isn't how the world works.

And I can tell you that artists shouldn't have a problem with piracy because of how much it promotes their works. It's the same reason MS would rather the world uses pirated versions of Windows than find Linux.
     
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Was actually in the trillions I believe, some almost make believe number. I just remember it being like 3 times the national debt or something to that nature.
I believe there was one law suit worth 1.4 billion and one 75 trillion...or maybe it was the same lawsuit and they simply changed the numbers throughout the trial.
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Lol who ever has Ke$ha signed better not get a dime, that's practically torture.
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Lol who ever has Ke$ha signed better not get a dime, that's practically torture.
To mention her name is to provoke a "wrrrrryyy". Why would you do such a thing?
     
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To mention her name is to provoke a "wrrrrryyy". Why would you do such a thing?
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I wonder how much Mark Gorton made off LimeWire... The funny thing is I bet even after this lawsuit he still made money.
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And Justin Bieber, Rebecca Black, Taylor Swift, and just about every other cash cow. But that isn't how the world works.

And I can tell you that artists shouldn't have a problem with piracy because of how much it promotes their works. It's the same reason MS would rather the world uses pirated versions of Windows than find Linux.
Yeah, MS even made the WAT update optional, even with SP1. Also they have been allowing updates to pirated versions of windows as well. They said they do this because they'd rather have windows updated regardless of paid status to protect the internet/networks as a whole. I respect MS for that stance.
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I wonder how much Mark Gorton made off LimeWire... The funny thing is I bet even after this lawsuit he still made money.
He is not being sued. The company is. He won't lose a dime.
    
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wasn't limewire oringally being sued for something like 2billion?
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Was actually in the trillions I believe, some almost make believe number. I just remember it being like 3 times the national debt or something to that nature.
75 trillion
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Yeah, MS even made the WAT update optional, even with SP1. Also they have been allowing updates to pirated versions of windows as well. They said they do this because they'd rather have windows updated regardless of paid status to protect the internet/networks as a whole. I respect MS for that stance.
I would respect them more if they told the truth behind that move. The reason is simple. Not create an incentive to look elsewhere and create a potential market for competitors.
     
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