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Originally Posted by Bluescreen_Of_Death View Post
exactly. Let the punishment suit the crime. The guy deserves to be punished. thats an accepted thing. but since when does uploading 7 songs justify a freaking 1 million dollar fine?

IMO the RIAA should go after the bigger scum: the people who download the songs that this poor kid uploaded, burn em to CD's, and sell em for $5/pop.

nail the guys profiting from piracy, not just downloading / uploading a few songs.
Naw, the RIAA is much more comfortable with scare tactics and hoping people pay up even if they sue for a stupid amount of money.
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Fook the MAFIAA...I am sick of hearing about them...
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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
They shouldn't be suing for anything, RIAA said that they cant strike fear suing for $.50 so they'll just make people miserable.


**** you RIAA, I hope you all get thrown in a 1x1x1 ft cell and rot to death.
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I wonder how long before they come after me for using Zune Pass. I really wouldn't put it past them..........
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That's too generous, the RIAA should be cremated alive. I agree with the profiteering thing should be their main concern, who the hell pirates a cd and then tries to sell it? Are you serious, take those people to court damn it RIAA if you're going to sue someone, they more likely have the money. And for the record, who's making money off the songs anymore? Is it the artist or the company, I want my money to go where its deserved, to the artist with maybe, a VERY small % going to offset the manufacturing and distribution.
Is it true that artist make more money off of tours though? That's why I don't mind paying the fees to that(most of the time). The RIAA is an archaic system that needs to change or die off.
     
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RIAA
I hope they get kicked out of existence soon.
Agree.
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1 millon dollars for 7 songs... They have better been the 7 best songs in the world that no one had heard...

The RIAA should go stick it where it belongs i hope the law team make them pay 1 millon to the kid for being such aholes
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Who still uses Kazaa anyways? The students' best bet would be to lose the case then declare bankrupcy. It's not like they have anything valueble that the RIAA can take.
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I don't think they should be taking all their frustration out on this kid. $1,000,000, really now ? Why'd they stop there at $1,000,000 anyway, why not add six more zeros onto it while you're at it? Just charge him what you'd normally pay for 7 mp3s -- which is generally $0.99 per song -- $7.00. The punishment should fit the crime, on an individual basis. His 7 mp3s did "$1,000,000" in damages? It'd be equivalent to getting the death penalty for stealing someone's morning newspaper.

It's funny when they take individual people to court -- trying to solve ALL their problems in one hearing.
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I don't think they should be taking all their frustration out on this kid. $1,000,000, really now ? Why'd they stop there at $1,000,000 anyway, why not add six more zeros onto it while you're at it? Just charge him what you'd normally pay for 7 mp3s -- which is generally $0.99 per song -- $7.00. The punishment should fit the crime. His 7 mp3s did "$1,000,000" in damages?
well if they actually have proof that he uploaded them 7 songs that = 1 million downloads from his PC then yes they can say that

how ever i doubt they would get that much, as i said in a post before
they would probably just settle for a few thousand $ if they loose to the RIAA
or they would win and the RIAA wouldn't get anything

if they can't prove how much he uploaded then their is no case


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=o. $1 million? where de hell is a student going to get 1 million.
don't you know anything
the BANK of course, on loan and he has to pay back double + interest (this is how banks scam)
of course thats if RIAA win
and if he can't pay the bank back he will go to jail - his family would have to sell their home
and live in some bad old cheap place to pay off the loan

all this stuff can happen because the RIAA got greedy over 7 songs, them Bast***s


its funny because thousands of other students are doing ALLOT worse then him
downloading thousands of songs some even uploading thousands as well
and they never get caught, we never see them on trail with the RIAA
best we see in the news is about some kid who downloaded a few songs and got a trail by the RIAA
and there are plenty of ways to catch the people that do that, seeing as they OPENLY admit they do that to other people IF asked (except to law enforcement) but they could send some one in undercover and record them or something, but there are ways to catch the REAL criminals
not some kid that downloaded/uploaded a few songs

they should damn well shut down limewire, Frostwire etc etc
if they want this stuff to stop, but of course they just wont shut it down
instead they sue people that use it
Edited by William151515 - 12/17/08 at 6:38am
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