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post #11 of 19
I say this violates the 8th amendment.
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post #12 of 19
artists/bands can't tour everywhere

and for the most part I would much rather NOT go to a concert, unless it was a nice small venue where I was sitting down
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Originally Posted by Joephis19 View Post
I long for the day when bands say screw the record companys, distribute the music themselves online, for free, basically as an advertisement for their fans to come see them play live, which is where they should be making their money.
That's a great idea considering the fact that 3/4ths of the artists I listen to don't play live...
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I think its funny how they are wasting SO MUCH of our tax money on 20 songs when MOST of this generation will never EVERY buy a CD anyway due to Torrents and Pandora. If your music (or the people you represent) is good then shouldn't you want other people exposed to it?

Tards.
Isn't that what the radio and pandora are for?
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post #15 of 19
Anything more than $10/song is just stupid and greedy companies being greedier
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These songs are all available for .99 on iTunes. Triple damages is $3 per song times 24 songs, $72 case closed.
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post #17 of 19
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These songs are all available for .99 on iTunes. Triple damages is $3 per song times 24 songs, $72 case closed.
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post #18 of 19
the sign is funny lol thinking of change all the ones at work to this lol
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I detect a win here, at least they are starting to act like judges & not paid for legislators, though 1.5 million is very absurd, even $54,000 is still asinine and obnoxious to me still, after all they aren't really losing the song, that's different!

I say, make it like how many states have maximum benefit from losing body parts, for insurance claims, there needs to be statues of limitations on law suits not just against corporations, but corporations against people.

So if you lost your hand, you maximum benefit is $5,000 from an insurance company in some states. Though I could say, "Hey I'm an artist, and that hand could have made me $40,000,000", the courts will say, not important, $5,000, that's what you get...

So, for those seeking to sue the public, there needs to be a limit set, and $5,000 seems fair to me... After all a hand is worth a lot more than a piece of plastic or a lot of pieces of plastic... ($5,000 max benefit would be more than fair!)
 
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Originally Posted by Joephis19 View Post
I long for the day when bands say screw the record companys, distribute the music themselves online, for free, basically as an advertisement for their fans to come see them play live, which is where they should be making their money.
I long for a day when media entertainment media in general isn't overvalued and exorbitantly expensive.

Good for the judge realizing that despite violating laws, that damages sought are not just.
    
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