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Much better than the $75 trillion ($75,000,000,000,000) they were initially asking for.
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Eh, no, he admitted users committed piracy and put up a disclaimer.

Anytime the RIAA get it stuck to them is a good thing.
Still can't fathom how it could be a good thing. RIAA goes after someone, they admit wrong-doing on their account (or someone who uses their service), settles for an absurd amount of money. Sounds like the RIAA is winning despite no official court ruling to me.
    
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Eh, no, he admitted users committed piracy and put up a disclaimer.

Anytime the RIAA get it stuck to them is a good thing.
Wasn't the court case brought up because the RIAA said "A disclaimer isn't enough!!"?
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And will the people that are "hurt by piracy" actually get a cent or is LimeWire just throwing money into pockets of the rich?
Money to the rich as always.

Musicians don't make squat off selling records, they make money touring and selling merchandise.
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Still can't fathom how it could be a good thing. RIAA goes after someone, they admit wrong-doing on their account (or someone who uses their service), settles for an absurd amount of money. Sounds like the RIAA is winning despite no official court ruling to me.
Because they were going for $1bn (I don't know where this trillions thing comes from) and got a 10th of that. Win.
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Wasn't the court case brought up because the RIAA said "A disclaimer isn't enough!!"?
They did, but it is!
    
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Because they were going for $1bn (I don't know where this trillions thing comes from) and got a 10th of that. Win.
Regardless of what they shot for, they still got money they neither earned nor deserved, AND it's more money than the average american will ever earn in his or her lifetime.

If you call that a win, whats a loss?

The only thing that could ever be considered a win against the RIAA is a court ordered cease and desist.
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They did, but it is!
Then how did this case ever see the lights of a courtroom?
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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.
what a naive and ignorant stance.
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Because they were going for $1bn (I don't know where this trillions thing comes from) and got a 10th of that. Win.
You would make a terrible lawyer.
You: "But I made sure they only got $100M from you, rather than over $1B!!!"
Your client: "So...explain to me why this is a victory...?"
You: "I got them to accept less than ONE TENTH of what they were asking for!"
Your client: "But I still have to pay hundreds of millions of dollars, right?"
You: "Yeah..."
Your client: "And the judge didn't decide we were innocent of accusations, right?"
You: "Yeah..."
Your client: "Then we lost."
    
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what a naive and ignorant stance.
LOL. OK. When you enter the business world I'll gladly deffer to your expertise on getting a business crushed.

When you have billions of dollars you're not going to care about people who couldn't possibly afford your product pirating it because they'd never buy it in the first place. What matters more is that you let them use it because that prevents them from having any incentive to make or find a different one. MS is smart enough to know that in time these pirates and those after them will eventually have money and when they do it will change the policy and demand that they pay. And guess what? Most will. Why? Because they will all be too conditioned to windows to think there's an alternative or to desire creating one when the price of a finished product that does everything for them is just within their grasp. Corporations have the luxury and burden of needing to think short term and long term for a variety of markets all at the same time. MS is betting that they can reap more profits later on when these other markets develop.

Anti-piracy isn't against anyone but the consumer who could pay (the US consumer especially). Why do you think they choose "Judy Smith. Mother of 3 and barely making ends meet." as the person they announce that they are suing? To scare the crap out of everyone else. That's using psychology. Terrorism can be used by anyone and businesses have been using it for a long time.
     
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