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[profy]RIAA Seeking $1 Million in Damages from a Student for Sharing 7 Songs on Kazaa

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Today in Rhode Island federal court we are going to see yet another lawsuit with RIAA as one party and a person who seems to be randomly chosen to punish for abusing copyright of record labels. And while I myself usually support content producers everywhere I can, RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) with the ridiculous lawsuits everywhere seems to forget about any common sense at all quite often.

Harvard Law School Professor Charles Nesson and his students will defend Rhode Island residents Arthur and Judie Tenenbaum from RIAA that is accusing their son Joel of sharing a total of 7 songs on Kazaa file sharing network. The damages Joel and his parents are facing could be more than $1 million.

At the time of alleged infringement Joel was a teenager and his sharing of songs, while illegal, is exactly what the majority of teenagers still do around the world. More than that, I am quite sure Joel was not the only person sharing music files in Kazaa at the time - yet he is the only one chosen by RIAA to sue. So I think it is quite obvious that the purpose behind this particular lawsuit is neither to punish this particular person, nor to compensate for the copyright infringement - instead they merely want to use Joel’s case as an example of what trouble you can get yourself into by sharing a handful of songs online.

=o. $1 million? where de hell is a student going to get 1 million.
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post #2 of 51
They got a Harvard law team behind them (the parents/kid), I think they'll be fine.

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I'm sure they could go after someone else that has cause more damage.

I know nothing of this kid, but 7 songs and $1 million?! little much?!
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Tards.
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Suing a kid backed by a Harvard law team, for only seven songs?

These RIAA jack-offs never learn.
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7 songs...at most, the damages should be between 10 and 15 dollars. That's all the lost sales amount to, and that's figuring iTunes rates. Figuring mp3fiesta rates, which avg about 20 cents a song, he should pay about 5 bucks, tops.


1 million is just an excuse for the RIAA to be asshats.


Go Harvard Law!
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7 songs...at most, the damages should be between 10 and 15 dollars. That's all the lost sales amount to, and that's figuring iTunes rates. Figuring mp3fiesta rates, which avg about 20 cents a song, he should pay about 5 bucks, tops.


1 million is just an excuse for the RIAA to be asshats.


Go Harvard Law!
The kid was uploading, not downloading.

You should really go on TPB and look at how many people leech music.

They should really be suing for *Number of Downloads*x$0.99
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post #8 of 51
Wow, good job. 7 Songs does NOT equal $1,000,000
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Its not the songs , its the principle. I think they just want people to know you cant get away with downloading songs illegally.
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RIAA
I hope they get kicked out of existence soon.
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