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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.
Totally agree that the above people should be stripped of all assets, but i still maintain that Katy Perry is the sexiest woman alive. She won the genetic lottery and has been rewarded appropriately

The only reason a lot of those people actually become popular is because of online releases and subsequent redistributions from torrent vendors and filesharing sites :v
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slightly less than the trillions the riaa initially tried to get from them :facepalm:
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lol'd at list of bums worldwide. Just sayin'.
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billions of copies
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What happened to Limewire "striking back in court"? http://www.overclock.net/software-ne...t-against.html

Oh, that's right, their lawyers were stupid and retarded. Then again, given that someone was openly advocating for illegal file-sharing, I can't say the guy deserves a different fate. It's his own dumb fault for thinking he was untouchable.
    
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Ha, RIAA sued for $1bn. They got a 10th of that. This is good news.
    
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I feel like i wouldn't be as upset by this ruling if the RIAA wasn't trying to get billions of dollars from lime wire.

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Ha, RIAA sued for $1bn. They got a 10th of that. This is good news.
this is very true. im feeling a bit better now, thank you.
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Ha, RIAA sued for $1bn. They got a 10th of that. This is good news.
Essentially admitting wrong-doing (though not officially a conviction)? Hardly good news.
    
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Does the RIAA plan to just make its profits thru court cases from now on?

Anytime a file sharing giant is taken down, three more pop up in its place. It has been this way since the days of napster, morpheus, kazaa, etc.
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Essentially admitting wrong-doing (though not officially a conviction)? Hardly good news.
Eh, no, he admitted users committed piracy and put up a disclaimer.

Anytime the RIAA get it stuck to them is a good thing.
    
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